HPD Arrests 18 Motorists for DUI Offenses
During the week of Oct. 10 through 16, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 865 DUI arrests compared with 839 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1%.
There have been 1,100 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,122 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10%.
So far this year, there have been 20 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 23 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 16 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 53.8% for fatal crashes and 43.8% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.