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HPD Arrests 24 Motorists for DUI Violations

February 6, 2018, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated February 5, 5:23 PM
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During the week of Monday through Sunday, Jan. 29, to Feb. 4, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 102 DUI arrests compared with 134 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.6%.

There have been 94 major accidents so far this year compared with 143 during the same period last year, a decrease of 34.3%.

To date, there was one fatal crash, resulting in two fatalities, compared with four fatal crashes, resulting in four fatalities at the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 75% for fatal crashes, and 50% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 4 23
Puna 4 21
Ka‘ū 0 2
Kona 13 48
South Kohala 3 6
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 24 102

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