31 busted for DUI
During the week of March 5-11, Hawaii Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
So far this year, there have been 214 DUI arrests compared with 250 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.4 percent.
There have been 232 major accidents so far this year compared with 268 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.4 percent.
To date, there were 4 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in 5 fatalities, compared with 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 4 fatalities at the same time last year. This represents an increase of 25 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.
At least 6 kid-on-kid sex assault reports on Hawaii bases
HONOLULU — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base.
An Associated Press investigation finds that sex assault cases occurring where military kids live and learn often die on the desks of prosecutors. Criminal investigators shelved an unknown number of reports.
Instead of punishment or rehabilitation, young offenders may be shuffled into the civilian world.
In Hawaii, AP documented at least six cases on Marine or Navy bases since 2007. The Army disclosed no reports at Schofield Barracks, Oahu’s most populous base. The Pentagon doesn’t know the extent of the problem, and the Army acknowledged records it provided are incomplete.
Pentagon officials promised “appropriate actions.”
By wire sources