February 24, 2022 at 5:41 am tdemartini
Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 37 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of February 14, 2022, through February 20, 2022, Hawai‘i Island police arrested Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far in 2022, there have been 166 DUI arrests compared with 178 during the same period in 2021, a decrease of 6.7 percent.
There have been 100 major accidents so far in 2022 compared with 100 during the same period last year. To date, there were 5 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with 5 fatal crashes, resulting in 5 fatalities for the same time last year, an increase of 40 percent for fatalities.