During the week of May 25, 2020, through May 31, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 356 DUI arrests compared with 478 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25.5 percent.
During this same week last year, before COVID-19 slowdowns, Police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence.
There have been 330 major accidents so far this year compared with 389 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.2 percent.
To date, there were 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 9 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 11.1 percent for fatal crashes and 11.1 percent for fatalities.