Car Accidents: Hawaii Police Are Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers
These days, its common knowledge that driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible things a person can do. Alcohol impairs basic motor skills and greatly reduces reaction time, making driving incredibly difficult. Those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them, and car accidents become almost inevitable. There are strict laws against drunk driving in the state of Hawaii. Despite these laws, intoxicated driving remains one of the main causes of accidents in the state.
Recently, Hawaii Island police say they arrested 21 people for suspected drunken driving in a timeframe of less than a week. According to reports, Kona police officers arrested nine drivers, while Puna officers arrested six. South Hilo police nabbed four drivers and South Kohala officers arrested two motorists, reports said.
Police reports said that, of the 21 arrested, five were under the age of 21 and three drivers were involved in accidents. Reportedly, there have been 735 DUI arrests made by Hawaii police this year alone. According to records, there have been 21 deaths this year on public roads throughout the state, some of these caused by impaired drivers.
Police forces across the state of Hawaii are cracking down on drunk drivers. Statistics say that a person is killed every 40 minutes in the United States by a drunk driver. Families who have suffered the loss of loved ones due to negligence in car accidents can take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in substantial compensation to help surviving family members cover end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses.