DUI stats 09-23-13

Hawai´i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of September 16, 2013, through September 22, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 35 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 940 DUI arrests compared with 1,024during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 2 14
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 17 334
Puna 3 119
Ka’ū 0 15
Kona 12 385
South Kohala 1 62
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total: 35 940

There have been 985 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,074 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.3 percent.

So far this year, there were 21 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 30 during the same period last year, a decrease of 30 percent.

To date, 12 fatalities were related to drugs only (5), alcohol only (1), or a combination of both (6).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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