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HPD Arrests 21 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 5, 2017, 1:28 PM HST
* Updated July 5, 1:30 PM
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During the week of June 26 to  July 2, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Three 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 0 141
Puna 5 136
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 15 259
South Kohala 1 30
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 21 581

So far this year, there have been 581 DUI arrests compared with 549 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8%.

There have been 692 major accidents so far this year compared with 741 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6%t.

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To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 11 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 63.6% for fatal crashes, and 66.7% for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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