News

HPD Arrests 23 Motorists for DUI Offenses

December 28, 2016, 8:28 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

During the week of Dec. 19 through 25, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,089 DUI arrests compared with 1,052 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.5%.

There have been 1,413 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,532 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.8%.

So far this year, there have been 27 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (five of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 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 92.9% for fatal crashes and 88.2% for fatalities.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 15
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 4 278
Puna 9 283
Kaʻū 0 9
Kona 10 440
South Kohala 0 53
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 23 1,089

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.