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HPD Arrests 21 Motorists for DUI Violations

December 13, 2017, 8:04 AM HST
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During the week of Dec. 4 through 10, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

So far this year, there have been 1,091 DUI arrests compared with 1,039 during the same period last year, an increase of 5%.

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 8 232
Puna 7 265
Ka’ū 0 9
Kona 5 499
South Kohala 1 68
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 21 1,091

There have been 1,273 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,341 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.1%.

To date, there were 30 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 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 20% for fatal crashes, and 6.7% for fatalities.

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