09-15-15 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of September 7, 2015, through September 13, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 743 DUI arrests compared with 827 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 10
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 3 223
Puna 4 141
Ka’ū 0 14
Kona 12 278
South Kohala 3 72
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 22 743

There have been 1,043 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,132 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.9 percent.

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

To date, nine fatalities related to drugs (6), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (3).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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