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DUI stats 09-03-13

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


Media Release

During the week of August 26, 2013, through September 1, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 854 DUI arrests compared with 938 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 9
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 12 306
Puna 3 103
Ka’ū 1 13
Kona 14 356
South Kohala 3 56
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total: 34 854

There have been 905 major accidents so far this year compared with 985 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.1 percent.

So far this year, there were 21 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 25 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent.

To date, 10 fatalities were related to drugs only (5), alcohol only (1), or a combination of both (4).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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