Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of April 28, 2014, through May 4, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 445 DUI arrests compared with 454 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 560 major accidents so far this year compared with 469 during the same period last year, an increase of 19.4 percent.
So far this year, there have been five traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 58.3 percent.
To date, three fatalities were related to drugs (1), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (2).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.