10-31-16 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of October 24, 2016, through October 30, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 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 909 DUI arrests compared with 886 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 14
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 4 232
Puna 9 238
Ka’ū 1 9
Kona 6 360
South Kohala 0 47
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 20 909

There have been 1,166 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,281 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9 percent.

So far this year, there have been 22 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 25 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 69.2 percent for fatal crashes and 56.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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