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HPD Arrests 13 Motorists for DUI Violations

June 22, 2017, 1:50 PM HST
* Updated June 22, 1:52 PM
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During the week of June 12 to 18, 2107, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

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

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 7
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 2 134
Puna 3 128
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 8 233
South Kohala 0 28
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 13 538

So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared with 513 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.87%.

There have been 652 major accidents so far this year compared with 688 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.52%.

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To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 11 fatalities for the same time last year.

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This represents an increase of 80% for fatal crashes and 81.82% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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