DUI stats 03-10-14

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

 

Media Release

During the week of March 3, 2014, through March 9, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 254 DUI arrests compared with 234 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   2  
North Hilo 0   1  
South Hilo 6   68  
Puna 7   38  
Ka’ū 0   5  
Kona 13   109  
South Kohala 4   29  
North Kohala 0   2  
Island Total: 30   254  

There have been 316 major accidents so far this year compared with 256 during the same period last year, an increase of 23.4 percent.

So far this year, there have been three traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with nine during the same period last year, a decrease of 66.7 percent.

To date, two fatalities were related to drugs (1), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (1).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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