Huge Island police arrested 17 motorists for suspected drunken driving Sept. 27 and Sunday. Six of the drivers have been concerned in site visitors crashes. One was youthful than age 21.
Kona officers arrested seven drivers whereas Puna officers six and South Hilo officers two, based on knowledge launched Wednesday by the Hawaii Police Division. Officers in South Kohala and Hamakua arrested one motorist in every district.
To this point this yr, there have been 808 DUI arrests in contrast with 724 throughout the identical interval final yr, based on police.
There have been 601 main accidents thus far this yr in contrast with 585 throughout the identical interval final yr.
As of Wednesday, 18 fatalities have been recorded on the Huge Island’s public roadways this yr, police mentioned. By this time in 2020, 13 folks had died.