Police arrest 15 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 12-18, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI.

One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.


The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, six; Hilo, five; Puna, three; and North Kohala, one.

So far this year, there have been 139 DUI arrests compared to 143 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.8%.

There have been 121 major crashes so far this year, compared to 131 during the same time last year, a decrease of 7.6%.

To date, there have five official traffic fatalities, compared to four fatalities for the same time last year, an increase of 25%.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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