Police arrest 25 for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 25 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Feb. 4 and Sunday. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash.

Kona and Puna officers arrested seven drivers in each district while South Hilo officers arrested six, according to data released by the Hawaii Police Department. Officers in South Kohala arrested five motorists.

So far this year, there have been 119 DUI arrests compared with 120 during the same period last year, according to police. There have been 99 major accidents so far this year compared with 117 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.4 percent.

Two fatalities had been recorded on Hawaii Island’s public roadways through Tuesday, police said. That was the same case in 2018.


  1. Michael M February 13, 2019 12:37 pm

    Start locking these potential killers up! No plea bargains, no community service, and a big fine more than $500. Second time, one month at least in jail! No exceptions and no excuses

  2. Sara Steiner-jackson February 14, 2019 7:35 am

    What is happening is all the police are pulled off their shifts protecting and serving because there is federal money to pull traffic stings and look for pot growers.

    Put another way, violent crime is being ignored because the police get money to set up traffic anticipation stings, so that is what they do, screw the rest of you who call 911.

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