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HPD Arrests 25 Motorists for DUI Offenses

March 22, 2017, 1:00 PM HST
* Updated March 22, 2:21 PM
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During the week of March 13 through 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 280 DUI arrests compared with 251 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.6%.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 2
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 4 60
Puna 4 71
Kaʻū 1 3
Kona 14 128
South Kohala 1 14
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 25 280

There have been 293 major accidents so far this year compared with 317 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.6%.

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To date, there were five fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, compared with four fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 25% for fatal crashes.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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