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DUI arrests at 29 for week of Jan. 11-17

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of Jan. 11 through Jan. 17, police report they arrested 29 motorists for drunken driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 80 DUI arrests compared with 58 during the same period last year, an increase of 37.9 percent.

There have been 45 major accidents so far this year compared with 79 during the same period last year, a decrease of 43.0 percent.

So far this year, there were four traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with one during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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