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HPD Arrests 31 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 11, 2017, 9:47 AM HST
* Updated July 11, 9:49 AM
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During the week of July 3 through 9, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

One of the drivers was 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 5 146
Puna 7 143
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 17 276
South Kohala 2 32
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 31 612

So far this year, there have been 612 DUI arrests compared with 566 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.1%.

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There have been 705 major accidents so far this year compared with 755 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6%.

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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.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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