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DUI arrests for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

During the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, Big Island police report they arrested 25 motorists for drunken driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 99 DUI arrests compared with 116 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests  District Weekly Total Year to Date

Hamakua                 0                                   0

North Hilo               0                                   0

South Hilo                5                                  13

Puna                          8                                  20

Ka’u                           0                                   5

Kona                         12                                 52

South Kohala         0                                   9

North Kohala        0                                   0

Island Total           25                                99

There have been 127 major accidents so far this year compared with 188 during the same period last year, a decrease of 32.4 percent.

So far this year, there were two traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with four during the same period last year, a decrease of 50 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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