05-23-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: (808) 961-2305


Media Release

During the week of May 15, 2017, through May 21, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 475 DUI arrests compared with 440 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 7 121
Puna 5 110
Kaʻū 1 5
Kona 14 208
South Kohala 0 25
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 27 475

There have been 549 major accidents so far this year compared with 576 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent.

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of  44.4 percent for fatal crashes, and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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