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HPD Arrests 24 Motorists for DUI Violations

December 19, 2017, 8:25 AM HST
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During the week of Dec. 11 through 17, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 6 238
Puna 6 271
Ka’ū 2 11
Kona 8 507
South Kohala 1 69
North Kohala 1 5
Island Total 24 1,115

So far this year, there have been 1,115 DUI arrests compared with 1,061 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1%.

There have been 1,301 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,384 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6%.

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To date, there were 30 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 fatalities, compared with 26 fatal crashes (five of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 31 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase 15.4% for fatal crashes, and 3.2%for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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