06-12-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Program Manager Torey Keltner
Phone: (808) 961-2226
 
 
 
 

Media Release

During the week of June 4, through June 10, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 515 DUI arrests compared with 523 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 3 121
Puna 8 105
Ka’ū 2 14
Kona 6 224
South Kohala 3 40
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 22 515

There have been 575 major accidents so far this year compared with 638 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9 percent. 

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 18 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 27.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 25 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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