Officers arrest 18 for DUI


Between Feb. 3 and Sunday, police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was younger than 21.

So far this year, there have been 148 DUI arrests, compared with 119 during the same period last year, a 24.4 percent increase.

There have been 147 major accidents so far this year, compared with 150 during the same period last year, a 2 percent decrease. So far this year, there have been three traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island, compared with eight during the same period last year, a 62.5 percent decline. To date, one fatality was related to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.