DUI stats 05-20-13

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

 

Media Release

During the week of May 13, 2013, through May 19, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 515 DUI arrests compared with 550 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 7
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 15 196
Puna 4 54
Ka’ū 0 9
Kona 8 212
South Kohala 1 30
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total: 29 515

There have been 519 major accidents so far this year compared with 589 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.9 percent.

So far this year, there were 13 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 14 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.1 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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