10-18-16 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of October 10, 2016, through October 16, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 865 DUI arrests compared with 839 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 14
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 6 222
Puna 7 227
Ka’ū 0 8
Kona 5 339
South Kohala 0 46
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 18 865

There have been 1,100 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,122 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10 percent.

So far this year, there have been 20 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 23 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 16 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 53.8 percent for fatal crashes and 43.8 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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