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Police arrest 33 for DUI

During the week of Dec. 10-16, Hawaii Island police arrested 33 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 14; South Hilo, 13; Puna, four; Ka‘u and South Kohala, one each.

So far this year, there have been 1,053 DUI arrests compared to 1,115 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.6 percent.

There have been 1,094 major accidents so far this year compared to 1,308 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.4 percent.

To date, there have been 31 official traffic fatalities, compared to 32 fatalities at the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 3.1 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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