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Thirty-three motorists arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident

by Thunda

During the week of November 16, 2020, through November 22, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirty-three (33) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine 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 891 DUI arrests compared with 978 during the same period last year a decrease of 8.9 percent.  The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
    
Hāmākua0 6
North Hilo0 2
South Hilo10 237
Puna7 188
Ka’u1 11
Kona14 356
South Kohala1 75
North Kohala0 16
    
Island Total33 891

There have been 691 major accidents so far this year compared with 879 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.4 percent. 

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with 21 fatal crashes, resulting in 21 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 33.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide. 

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