12-13-16 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of December 5, 2016, through December 11, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 1,039 DUI arrests compared with 1,025 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 15
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 3 262
Puna 5 270
Kaʻū 0 9
Kona 10 419
South Kohala 1 53
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 20 1,039

There have been 1,338 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,464 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.6 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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