08-24-15 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of August 17, 2015, through August 23, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 674 DUI arrests compared with 769 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 5 206
Puna 2 131
Ka’ū 0 13
Kona 16 246
South Kohala 2 64
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 25 674

There have been 971 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,028 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.5 percent.

So far this year, there have been 15 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with nine during the same period last year, an increase of 66.7 percent.

To date, eight fatalities were related to drugs (5), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (3).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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