Wednesday, April 16, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Hawaii island DUI arrests, accidents down

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:54 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

Hawaii County police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving during the first week in April.

However, police said DUI arrests are down when compared to the same period a year ago.

So far this year, there have been 361 DUI arrests compared with 392 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.9 percent. 

Of the 18 Hawaii County motorists arrested for drunk driving during the week of April 1 through April 7, five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. 

There have been 344 major accidents so far this year compared with 410 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.1 percent. 

There were 11 traffic fatalities in Hawaii County, compared with nine during the same period last year, an increase of 22.2 percent. 

To date, there have been two fatalities involving intoxicants. One was attributed to drugs only and another to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
serious wrote:
So, you arrest less DUI's and accidents go down?? Makes as much sense as our congressional legislators supporting the Jones Act.
on April 9,2013 | 09:10AM
Breaking News
Court Sense
Musings on Shamburger

Political Radar
HB 1700 — Day 1

Hoops Talk
Aloha Shamburger

Political Radar

Political Radar

Warrior Beat
All’s fair

Political Radar