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19 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident from December 21-27 2020

by Thunda

During the week of December 21, 2020, through December 27, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 996 DUI arrests compared with 1,076 during the same period last year a decrease of 7.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
    
Hāmākua1 8
North Hilo0 2
South Hilo4 258
Puna6 210
Ka’u0 12
Kona7 399
South Kohala1 88
North Kohala0 19
    
Island Total19 996

There have been 765 major accidents so far this year compared with 977 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.7 percent. 

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 25 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 40 percent for fatal crashes, and 40 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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