Police arrest 28 for suspected DUI


Police arrested 28 drivers for suspected drunken driving between Jan. 28 and Monday; three were involved in traffic accidents and three were younger than 21.

Police have made 127 suspected DUI arrests this year compared with 157 during the same period in 2012, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Kona officers arrested 17 motorists, South Hilo officers arrested five and Puna officers four, according to police. South Kohala and Ka‘u officers arrested one motorist in each district.

There have been 132 major accidents this year compared with 157 during the same period in 2012. To date, there have been eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with one at this time in 2012.