During the week of April 13, 2015, through April 19, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 289 DUI arrests compared with 404 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
There have been 412 major accidents so far this year compared with 511 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.4 percent.
So far this year, there have been seven traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with four during the same period last year, an increase of 75 percent.
To date, four fatalities were related to drugs (1), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (3).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.