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HPD Arrests 23 Motorists for DUI Violations

December 4, 2017, 3:31 PM HST
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During the week of Monday through Sunday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 1070 DUI arrests compared with 1,014 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.5%.

There have been 1,243 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,316 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.5%.

To date, there were 29 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 31 fatalities, compared with 25 fatal crashes (five of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 30 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase 16.% for fatal crashes and 3.3% of fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 1 5
South Hilo 3 224
Puna 2 258
Ka’ū 0 9
Kona 14 494
South Kohala 3 67
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 23 1,070

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