01-12-15 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of January 5, 2015, through January 11, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 29 DUI arrests compared with 51 during the same period last year, a decrease of 43.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 5 7
Puna 5 7
Ka’ū 0 1
Kona 6 8
South Kohala 2 3
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 18 29

There have been 26 major accidents so far this year compared with  52 during the same period last year, a decrease of 50 percent.

So far this year, there have been zero traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with two during the same period last year, a decrease of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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