Through the week of Could 10-16, Hawaii Island police arrested 17 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers have been concerned in visitors accidents. None have been youthful than 21.
The numbers of arrests by district have been: Kona, 9; Puna and South Hilo, three every; and South Kohala, two.
Thus far this yr, there have been 477 DUI arrests in comparison with 327 throughout the identical interval final yr, a rise of 45.9%.
There have been 295 main accidents thus far this yr in comparison with 306 throughout the identical interval final yr, a lower of three.6%.
So far, there have been 10 official visitors fatalities in comparison with eight for a similar time interval final yr, a rise of 25%.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will proceed islandwide, police stated.