Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of September 23, 2013, through September 30, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 44 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 984 DUI arrests compared with 1,057 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 1,021 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,096 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.8 percent.
So far this year, there were 23 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 30 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23.3 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.