Police arrest 15 for DUI


Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant from April 21 through Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were younger than 21.

Kona officers arrested five drivers, South Hilo officers nabbed six motorists, South Kohala officers arrested three drivers and Puna officers arrested one motorist.

So far this year, there have been 422 DUI arrests compared with 432 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.3 percent.

There have been 525 major accidents so far this year compared with 438 during the same period last year, an increase of 19.9 percent.

So far this year, there have been four traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 66.7 percent.

To date, one fatality was related to drugs, one to alcohol and one to a combination of both.