During the week of Monday, September 2, 2019, through Sunday, September 8, 2019, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident, none of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

This year there have been 769 DUI arrests compared with 779 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.3%.

According to Big Island police, there have been 658 major accidents so far this year compared with 858 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23.3%. 

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with 19 fatal crashes, resulting in 21 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 26.3% for fatal crashes, and 33.3% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.