Police arrest 20 for suspected DUI


Hawaii Island police arrested 20 drivers for suspected drunken driving between Feb. 10 and Sunday; three were involved in traffic accidents; two were younger than 21.

Police have made 168 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 146 during the same period in 2013, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

Kona and South Kohala officers arrested six motorists in each district while South Hilo officers arrested five, according to police. Puna officers arrested two motorists and Ka‘u officers one.

There have been 194 major accidents this year compared with 176 during the same period in 2013.

To date, there have been three traffic fatalities on Big Island public roadways compared with eight at this time in 2013. To date, one of the fatalities was attributed to a combination of both drugs and alcohol, according to police.