09-06-17 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of August 28, 2017, through September 3, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 764 DUI arrests compared with 713 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 0 8
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 5 168
Puna 7 180
Ka’ū 0 7
Kona 6 355
South Kohala 2 43
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 20 764

There have been 886 major accidents so far this year compared with 953 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent. 

To date, there were 24 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 16 fatal crashes (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 19 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 50 percent for fatal crashes, and 36.8 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide


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