Arrests Up for Hawaii DUI in Honolulu

The Honolulu Police Department has released figures showing an increase in the number of arrests for driving under the influence in Hawaii. Nearly 400 more motorists were charged with suspicion of DUI in Honolulu in 2008 than the previous year. That continues an eight year trend reflective of increased law enforcement efforts.

The total number of arrests for suspicion of drunk driving in Honolulu during 2008 was 4,316. All but 62 of those cases were formally charged and prosecuted. In related news, there were 46 vehicular fatalities on the island of Oahu, 14 of which involved alcohol, a significant drop in both categories.

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