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Police arrest 25 for suspected drunken driving

December 10, 2013 - 6:42pm

Hawaii Island police arrested 25 drivers for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 2 and Sunday; six were involved in traffic accidents; four were younger than 21.

Police have made 1,238 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 1,385 during the same period in 2012, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

Kona officers arrested 19 motorists and South Hilo officers arrested three, according to police. Puna officers arrested two motorists while North Hilo officers arrested one.

There have been 1,243 major accidents this year compared with 1,375 during the same period in 2012. To date, there have been 25 traffic fatalities on Big Island public roadways compared with 37 at this time in 2012. To date, five of the fatalities have been related to drugs; two to alcohol and six to a combination of alcohol and drugs, according to police.