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HPD Arrests 18 Motorists for DUI Violations

November 7, 2017, 11:18 AM HST
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The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department reports that during the week of Monday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence.

Officers report that two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident and one of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 978 DUI arrests compared with 927 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.5%.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 5 205
Puna 6 239
Ka’ū 0 9
Kona 6 450
South Kohala 1 59
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 18 978

So far this year, there have been 978 DUI arrests compared with 927 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.5%.

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There have been 1,146 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,211 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.4%.

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To date, there were 26 fatal crashes, one of which had multiple deaths, resulting in 28 fatalities, compared with 24 fatal crashes, of which four of them had multiple deaths, resulting in 28 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase 8.3% for fatal crashes.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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