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HPD Arrests 22 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 18, 2017, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated July 18, 1:10 PM
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During the week of July 10–16, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Five 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 3 149
Puna 4 147
Ka’ū 0 6
Kona 13 289
South Kohala 2 34
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 22 634

So far this year, there have been 634 DUI arrests compared with 583 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.7%.

There have been 725 major accidents so far this year compared with 779 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.9%.

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To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 50% for fatal crashes and 53.8% for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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