During the week of Aug. 5-11, Hawaii Island Police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven 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 690 DUI arrests compared with 685 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.7 percent.
There have been 577 major accidents so far this year compared with 767 during the same period last year, a decrease of 24.8 percent.
To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 20 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 22.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 30 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.