DUI stats 02-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

 

Media Release

During the week of February 17, 2014, through February 23, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 195 DUI arrests compared with 176 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   2  
North Hilo 0   0  
South Hilo 7   54  
Puna 4   29  
Ka’ū 2   5  
Kona 10   82  
South Kohala 4   21  
North Kohala 0   2  
Island Total: 27   195  

There have been 231 major accidents so far this year compared with 205 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.7 percent.

So far this year, there were three traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with eight fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 62.5 percent. 

To date, one fatality related to drugs only (0), alcohol only (0), or a combination of both (1).  

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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