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24 motorists arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident for the week of December 14-20, 2020

by Thunda

During the week of December 14, 2020, through December 20, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six 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 977 DUI arrests compared with 1,060 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
    
Hāmākua0 7
North Hilo0 2
South Hilo4 254
Puna4 204
Ka’u0 12
Kona12 392
South Kohala3 87
North Kohala1 19
    
Island Total24 977

There have been 754 major accidents so far this year compared with 958 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.3 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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