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02-17-16 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of February 8, 2016, through February 14, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 130 DUI arrests compared with 113 during the same period last year, an increase of 15 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 2
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 1 25
Puna 7 38
Ka’ū 0 3
Kona 7 50
South Kohala 0 8
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 16 130

There have been 157 major accidents so far this year compared with 170 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.6 percent.

So far this year, there have been two fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island, resulting in two fatalities compared with two fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in four fatalities during the same period last year. This represents a decrease of 50 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.