DUI stats 05-06-13

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

 

Media Release

During the week of April 29, 2013, through May 5, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 458 DUI arrests compared with 497 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 6
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 8 170
Puna 3 47
Ka’ū 1 9
Kona 8 192
South Kohala 1 27
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total: 21 458

There have been 451 major accidents so far this year compared with 522 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.6 percent.

So far this year, there were 12 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 12 during the same period last year.

To date, three fatalities were related to drugs only (1), alcohol only (0), or a combination of both (2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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