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HPD Arrests 31 Motorists for DUI Violations

May 8, 2018, 11:51 AM HST (Updated May 8, 2018, 11:51 AM)
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During the week of April 30, through May 6, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua13
North Hilo01
South Hilo496
Puna183
Ka’ū010
Kona21`176
South Kohala331
North Kohala15
Island Total31374

So far this year, there have been 405 DUI arrests compared with 418 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1%.

There have been 444 major accidents so far this year compared with 497 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.7%.

To date, there were 8 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in nine fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 20% for fatal crashes, and 10% for fatalities..

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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