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HPD Arrests 17 Motorists for DUI Violations

August 9, 2017, 7:26 AM HST
* Updated August 9, 7:28 AM
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During the week of July 31 to Aug. 6, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District WeeklyTotal  Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 8
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 1 154
Puna 5 157
Ka’ū 0 6
Kona 9 322
South Kohala 1 39
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 17 689

So far this year, 689 DUI arrests have been made compared with 635 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.5%.

There have been 794 major accidents so far this year compared with 864 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.1%.

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To date, there were 19 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 21 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 46.2% for fatal crashes, and 40% for fatalities.

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