DUI stats 07-16-13

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

 

Media Release

During the week of July 8, 2013, through July 14, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 13 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 659 DUI arrests compared with 742 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 7
North Hilo 1 4
South Hilo 2 244
Puna 2 71
Ka’ū 1 10
Kona 5 276
South Kohala 2 42
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total: 13 659

There have been 728 major accidents so far this year compared with 793 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 18 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.6 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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