DUI stats 07-28-14

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

 

Media Release

During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 8 225
Puna 4 102
Ka’ū 0 13
Kona 5 248
South Kohala 1 82
North Kohala 1 7
Island Total 19 683

There have been 891 major accidents so far this year compared with 790 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been eight traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 19 during the same period last year, a decrease of 57.9 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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