DUI stats 07-30-13

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

 

Media Release

During the week of July 22, 2013, through July 28, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 705 DUI arrests compared with 781 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 7
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 9 258
Puna 6 82
Ka’ū 0 10
Kona 10 293
South Kohala 2 46
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total: 27 705

There have been 784 major accidents so far this year compared with 841 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.8 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 21 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.5 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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