Tuesday, March 28, 2023|
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During the week of Jan. 23-29, Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for DUI.
Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were younger than 21.
The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona and South Hilo, eight each; Puna, five; and South Kohala, two.
So far this year, there have been 95 DUI arrests compared ti 83 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.45%.
After a review of all updated crashes, HPD’s Traffic Services Section found 76 major accidents so far this year compared to 68 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.5%.
To date, there have been three official traffic fatalities, compared to six fatalities for the same time last year, a decrease of 50%.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.
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