During the week of June 29, 2020, through July 5, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 449 DUI arrests compared with 577 during the same period last year a decrease of 22.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
There have been 403 major accidents so far this year compared with 479 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.9 percent.
To date, there were 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 23.1 percent for fatal crashes, and 23.1 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.