DUI stats 06-16-14

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

 

Media Release

During the week of June 9, 2014, through June 15, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 568 DUI arrests compared with 595 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   2  
North Hilo 1   2  
South Hilo 9   195  
Puna 3   81  
Ka’ū 0   9  
Kona 5   204  
South Kohala 4   71  
North Kohala 1   4  
Island Total 23   568  

There have been 710 major accidents so far this year compared with 640 during the same period last year, an increase of 11 percent.

So far this year, there have been seven traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 18 during the same period last year, a decrease of 61.1 percent.

To date, five fatalities were related to drugs (3), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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