DUI stats 02-29-16

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


Media Release

During the week of February 22, 2016, through February 28, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 181 DUI arrests compared with 157 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 10 39
Puna 6 53
Ka’ū 1 5
Kona 5 63
South Kohala 4 14
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 26 181

There have been 207 major accidents so far this year compared with 231 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.4 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.

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