HPD Arrests 16 Motorists for DUI Violations

June 7, 2017, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated June 7, 9:41 AM
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During the week of May 29 through June 4, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 5
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 1 129
Puna 6 119
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 7 219
South Kohala 1 28
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 16 508

So far this year, there have been 508 DUI arrests compared with 476 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.7%.

There have been 596 major accidents so far this year compared with 637 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.4%.

To date, there were 16 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 19 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 77.8% for fatal crashes, and 80% for fatalities.


DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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