Police arrest 24 for DUI
During the week of April 10-16, Hawaii Island police arrested 24 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
The numbers of arrests by district were: Puna 12; Kona, seven; South Hilo, three; Hamakua and South Kohala, one each.
So far this year, there have been 367 DUI arrests compared to 318 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.4 percent.
There have been 386 major accidents so far this year compared to 435 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.3 percent.
To date, there have been seven official traffic fatalities, compared to eight fatalities at the same time last year. That represents an increase of 14 percent.
There have also been three fatalities that police don’t count toward the official total since two occurred on private property and the other in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.