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15 Motorists Arrested for D.U.I. During the Week of Aug 16-22

During the week of August 16, 2021, through August 22, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far in 2021, there have been 715 DUI arrests compared with 595 during the same period in 2020, an increase of 20.2 percent.

There have been 512 major accidents thus far in 2021 compared to 495 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.4 percent.

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 16.7 percent for fatal crashes, and 16.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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