Police arrest 28 for suspected DUI


Police arrested 28 drivers for suspected drunken driving between May 6 and Monday; six were involved in traffic accidents; eight were younger than 21.

Police have made 486 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 520 during the same period in 2012, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

South Hilo officers arrested 13 motorists, Kona officers arrested nine and Puna officers three, according to police. North Hilo, Ka‘u and South Kohala officers arrested one motorist in each district.

There have been 488 major accidents this year compared with 557 during the same period in 2012. To date, there have been 13 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 14 at this time in 2012. To date, one fatality was related to drugs; one to alcohol and two to a combination of both alcohol and drugs.