Police arrest 19 for suspected DUI


During the week of July 15 through Sunday, police arrested 19 motorists for suspected drunken driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were younger than 21.

So far this year, there have been 678 DUI arrests compared with 762 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11 percent.

There have been 760 major accidents so far this year compared with 813 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.5 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island compared with 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.