12-08-16 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of November 28, 2016, through December 4, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,019 DUI arrests compared with 1,001 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 14
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 5 259
Puna 7 265
Kaʻū 0 9
Kona 7 409
South Kohala 3 52
North Kohala 1 6
Island Total 23 1,019

There have been 1,302 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,434 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.2 percent.

So far this year, there have been 25 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (five of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 30 fatalities, compared with 14 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 17 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 78.6 percent for fatal crashes and 76.5 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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