During the week of July 27, 2020, through August 2, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two 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 518 DUI arrests compared with 652 during the same period last year a decrease of 20.6 percent.
The numbers of arrests by district were:
There have been 458 major accidents so far this year compared with 565 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.9 percent.
To date, there were 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 7.7 percent for fatal crashes, and 7.7 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.