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HPD Arrests 22 Motorists for DUI Violations

June 28, 2017, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated June 28, 3:17 PM
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During the week of June 19 through June 25, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were 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 7 141
Puna 3 131
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 11 244
South Kohala 1 29
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 22 560

So far this year, there have been 560 DUI arrests compared with 535 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.67%.

There have been 675 major accidents so far this year compared with 720 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.25%.

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

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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