HPD Arrests 20 Motorists for DUI Violations: Aug. 28–Sept. 3
During the week of Mon. through Sun., Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
So far this year, there have been 764 DUI arrests compared with 713 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.6%.
There have been 886 major accidents so far this year compared with 953 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7%.
To date, there were 24 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 16 fatal crashes (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 19 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 50% for fatal crashes and 36.8% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.