23 arrested for drunken driving


Police arrested 28 drivers for suspected drunken driving between April 22 and Sunday; seven were involved in traffic accidents and three were younger than 21.

Police have made 437 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 464 during the same period in 2012, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Kona officers arrested 10 motorists, South Hilo officers arrested nine drivers, Puna officers arrested six motorists, Hamakua officers arrested two and South Kohala officers arrested one.

There have been 427 major accidents this year compared with 494 during the same period last year.

To date, there have been 12 traffic fatalities on Big Island public roadways, compared with 11 fatalities during the same period in 2012, according to police. To date, three of those fatalities were related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both.