02-02-16 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of January 25, 2016, through January 31, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 91 DUI arrests compared with 82 during the same period last year, an increase of 11 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 1
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 3 18
Puna 5 30
Ka’ū 2 3
Kona 8 32
South Kohala 0 5
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 19 91

There have been 110 major accidents so far this year compared with 103 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been no fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island 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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