DUI stats 04-08-13

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

Media Release

During the week of April 1, 2013, through April 7, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 361 DUI arrests compared with 392 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 5 130
Puna 1 33
Ka’ū 2 7
Kona 6 158
South Kohala 2 23
North Kohala 2 4
Island Total: 18 361

There have been 344 major accidents so far this year compared with 410 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.1 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with nine during the same period last year, an increase of 22.2 percent.

To date, two fatalities were related to drugs only (1), alcohol only (0), or a combination of both (1).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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