Police arrest 33 for suspected drunken driving

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 33 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 10 and Sunday. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were younger than age 21.

Kona officers arrested 14 drivers, officers in South Hilo arrested 13 and Puna officers nabbed four, according to data released Tuesday by the Hawaii Police Department. Officers Ka‘u and South Kohala arrested one motorist in each district.

So far this year, there have been 1,053 DUI arrests compared with 1,115 during the same period last year, according to police.

Police said there have been 31 deaths on Big Island public roadways so far this year, down from 32 at this point in 2017.


  1. paul December 19, 2018 5:34 pm

    33?????wheres the dam deterrent Judge….this is goddam pathetic…penalty shoud be loss of license and heavy fines..then use that money to clean up downtown,its turning into a shitpit…full of trash and homeless who are drunk,stoned or phyco

  2. Sara Steiner-jackson December 20, 2018 7:41 am

    It would be nice to do an audit, and see how many people call 911, versus how many calls actually get a response in a timely manner, how many calls wait for hours, or days for a response, and finally, how many get a call back from dispatch hours later seeing if they still need a police officer….

    People calling 911 are in trouble versus police taking federal money looking for “alleged” trouble. The police are being used as extortionists, look how many grants they take for federal stings and those include projected revenue (quotas) from speeding and seatbelt, cellphone, safety check, insurance and registration stings…

    No money for police to stop property or personal crimes, car thefts, home invasions, domestic violence, murders, rapes (except for old rape kit testing), ag theft, etc….. but they have money to extort us on the highways, which are supposed to belong to all persons!

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