Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of November 18, 2013, through November 24, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 1,189 DUI arrests compared with 1,332 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 1,193 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,329 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.2 percent.
So far this year, there were 24 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 36 during the same period last year, a decrease of 33.3 percent.
To date, 13 fatalities were related to drugs (5), alcohol (2), or a combination of both (6).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.