Police arrested 35 drivers for suspected drunken driving between July 30 and Sunday; eight were involved in traffic accidents and one was younger than 21.
Police have made 819 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 850 during the same period in 2011, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
South Hilo officers arrested 18 motorists while Kona officers arrested 10, and Puna officers arrested five. South Kohala and Ka‘u officers arrested one motorist in each district.
There have been 858 major accidents this year compared with 811 during the same period last year.
To date, there have been 23 traffic fatalities on Big Island public roadways, compared with 15 fatalities during the same period in 2011, according to police. To date, 12 of those fatalities were related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both.