Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of May 16-22, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: South Hilo, eight; Kona, seven; Puna, four; North Kohala, two; and Ka‘u, one.


So far this year, there have been 420 DUI arrests compared with 498 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.7%.

There have been 308 major accidents so far this year compared with 309 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.32% .

To date, there have been 16 official traffic fatalities this year compared to 11 fatalities for the same time last year, an increase of 45.5%.

There was also one traffic-related fatality police don’t count, because it occurred within the boundaries of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is not within Hawaii Police Department jurisdiction.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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