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22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant last week. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident

by Thunda

During the week of December 7, 2020, through December 13, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 953 DUI arrests compared with 1,034 during the same period last year a decrease of 7.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
    
Hāmākua1 7
North Hilo0 2
South Hilo4 250
Puna2 200
Ka’u0 12
Kona10 380
South Kohala4 84
North Kohala1 18
    
Island Total22 953

There have been 738 major accidents so far this year compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.1 percent.

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 24 fatal crashes, resulting in 24 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 37.5 percent for fatal crashes, and 37.5 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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