Large Island police arrested 16 motorists for suspected drunken driving June 14 and Sunday. Six of the drivers have been concerned in site visitors crashes.
Kona officers arrested 9 drivers whereas Puna officers arrested 4 drivers and South Hilo officers two, in response to knowledge launched Tuesday by the Hawaii Police Division. North Kohala officers arrested one driver within the district.
Thus far this yr, there have been 559 DUI arrests in contrast with 402 throughout the identical interval final yr, in response to police. Although the division notes arrests are up 39.1% year-over-year, there have been fewer individuals on the roads throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The variety of arrests is definitely up simply 1.45% from 551 in 2019.
There have been 367 main accidents up to now this yr in contrast with 381 throughout the identical interval final yr.
As of Tuesday morning, 11 fatalities have been recorded on the Large Island’s public roadways this yr, police stated. By this time in 2020, 9 individuals had died.