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23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident

by Thunda

During the week of November 30, 2020, through December 6, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 931 DUI arrests compared with 1,000 during the same period last year a decrease of 6.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
    
Hāmākua0 6
North Hilo0 2
South Hilo4 246
Puna6 198
Ka’u1 12
Kona8 370
South Kohala3 80
North Kohala1 17
    
Island Total23 931

There have been 728 major accidents so far this year compared with 918 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20.7 percent.

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 34.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 34.8 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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