DUI stats 03-25-13

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

Media Release

During the week of March 18, 2013, through March 24, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 308 DUI arrests compared with 334 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 14 111
Puna 1 30
Ka’ū 1 5
Kona 13 136
South Kohala 2 18
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total: 31 308

There have been 293 major accidents so far this year compared with 358 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with seven fatalities during the same period last year, an increase of 57.1 percent.

To date, two fatalities related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (0), or a combination of both (0).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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