HPD Arrests 17 Motorists for DUI Violations

January 9, 2018, 6:30 PM HST
* Updated January 10, 8:45 AM
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During the week of Jan. 1 through 7, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 17 DUI arrests compared with 22 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22.7%.

There have been 13 major accidents so far this year compared with 28 during the same period last year, a decrease of 53.6%.

To date, there were no fatal crashes, compared with two fatal crashes, resulting in two fatalities at the same time last year. This represents a decrease 100% for fatal crashes and 100% for fatalities.


DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 0 0
Puna 3 3
Ka‘ū 0 0
Kona 13 13
South Kohala 1 1
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 17 17

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