Police arrest 34 on suspicion of DUI


From Aug. 26 through Sunday, police reported arresting 34 motorists for drunken driving.

Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 854 DUI arrests compared with 938 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9 percent.

There have been 905 major accidents so far this year compared with 985 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.1 percent.

So far this year, police said there were 21 traffic fatalities compared with 25 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent.

To date, 10 fatalities were related to drugs only (5), alcohol only (1), or a combination of both (4). DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide, police said.

 

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