During the week of August 3, 2020, through August 9, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four 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 545 DUI arrests compared with 679 during the same period last year a decrease of 19.7 percent.
The numbers of arrests by district were:
There have been 469 major accidents so far this year compared with 583 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.6 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.