01-20-16 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of January 11, 2016, through January 17, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 54 DUI arrests compared with 48 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 2 2
South Hilo 6 11
Puna 7 19
Ka’ū 1 1
Kona 6 17
South Kohala 3 4
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 25 54

There have been 25 major accidents so far this year compared with 21 during the same period last year, an increase of 19 percent.

So far this year, there have been no fatalities compared with one during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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