Police arrest 23 for DUI

During the week of May 17-23, Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None were younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 13; Puna and South Hilo, four each; and South Kohala, two.

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So far this year, there have been 500 DUI arrests compared to 340 during the same period last year, an increase of 47.1%.

There have been 311 major accidents so far this year compared to 320 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.8%.

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To date, there have been 11 official traffic fatalities compared to eight fatalities for the same time period last year, an increase of 37.5%.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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