Police arrest 20 for alleged drunken driving


Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant between April 14 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

In their districts, Kona officers arrested 10 drivers, South Hilo officers got seven, Puna officers nabbed two and Ka‘u officers arrested one, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

So far this year, there have been 407 DUI arrests, compared with 405 during the same period in 2013, an 0.5 percent increase, police stated.

There have been 491 major accidents so far this year, compared with 404 during the same period in 2013, a 21.5 percent increase.

So far this year, there have been four traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island compared with 12 during the same period in 2013, a 66.7 percent decrease.