Weekly DUI arrests increase by 37.9% over last year
Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunken driving during the week of Jan. 11-17, the Hawai'i Tribune-Herald reported.
Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 80 DUI arrests on the Big Island compared with 58 during the same period last year, an increase of 37.9 percent.
The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 13; South Hilo, 6; Puna, 4; North Kohala, South Kohala and Ka'u, 2 each.
There have been 45 major accidents so far this year compared with 79 during the same period last year, a decrease of 43.0 percent.
So far this year, there have been four traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with one during the same period last year, an increase of 400 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.