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Police arrest 32 for suspected DUI

March 25, 2014 - 10:18am

Hawaii Island police arrested 32 drivers for suspected drunken driving between March 17 and Sunday; 11 were involved in traffic accidents.

Police have made 312 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 304 during the same period in 2013, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Kona officers arrested 13 motorists while South Hilo officers arrested 11, according to police. South Kohala and Puna officers arrested four motorists in each district.

There have been 381 major accidents this year compared with 308 during the same period in 2013. To date, there have been three traffic fatalities on Big Island public roadways compared with 11 at this time in 2013. To date, one of the fatalities has been attributed to drugs and one to a combination of drugs and alcohol, according to police.