DUI stats 11-03-14

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

 

Media Release

During the week of October 27, 2014, through November 2, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 975 DUI arrests compared with 1,093 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 10
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 12 317
Puna 4 152
Ka’ū 1 22
Kona 10 352
South Kohala 3 111
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 31 975

There have been 1,314 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,145 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 23 during the same period last year, a decrease of 52.2 percent.

To date, six fatalities were related to drugs (3), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (3).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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