06-20-16 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of June 13, 2016, through June 19, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 520 DUI arrests compared with 469 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 8
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 3 122
Puna 4 138
Ka’ū 0 5
Kona 8 205
South Kohala 0 36
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 16 520

There have been 674 major accidents so far this year compared with 715 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.7 percent.

So far this year, there have been 10 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 11 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 13 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents a decrease of 15.4 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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