Tuesday, May 30, 2023|
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During the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, Hawaii Island police arrested 26 motorists for DUI.
Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were younger than 21.
The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 11; South Hilo, seven; Puna, four; South Kohala, two; Ka‘u and North Kohala, one each.
So far this year, there have been 846 DUI arrests compared to 919 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.9%.
There have been 700 major accidents so far this year compared to 684 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.3%.
To date, there have been 33 official traffic fatalities, compared to 22 fatalities for the same time last year, an increase of 50%.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.
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