DUI stats 08-26-13

Posted By cloos On August 26, 2013 @ 3:17 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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

 

Media Release

During the week of August 18, 2013, through August 25, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 820 DUI arrests compared with 907 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 8
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 10 294
Puna 5 100
Ka’ū 0 12
Kona 12 342
South Kohala 1 53
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total: 28 820

There have been 878 major accidents so far this year compared with 948 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.4 percent.

So far this year, there were 21 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 24 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

To date, eight fatalities were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (1), or a combination of both (4).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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