01-03-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Program Manager Torey Keltner
Phone: (808) 961-2305
 
 
 
 
 

Media Release

During the week of December 17  through December  23, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty, (20), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 1,073 DUI arrests compared with 1,133 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 6 272
Puna 0 216
Kaʻū 0 23
Kona 10 456
South Kohala 4 83
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 20 1,073

There have been 1,116 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,340 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.7 percent. 

To date, there were 30 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 fatalities, compared with 30 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 fatalities for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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