31 arrested for DUI

Hawaii Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant July 3-9. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

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Hawaii Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant July 3-9. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 612 DUI arrests compared with 566 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.1 percent.

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There have been 705 major accidents so far this year compared with 755 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6 percent.

To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 11 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 63.6 percent for fatal crashes, and 66.7 percent f or fatalities.