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HPD Arrests 26 Motorists for DUI Violations

April 17, 2018, 11:52 AM HST
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During the week of Monday through Sunday, April 9 to 15, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 329 DUI arrests compared with 365 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9%.

There have been 368 major accidents so far this year compared with 389 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.4%.

To date, there were six fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in seven fatalities, compared with seven fatal crashes, resulting in seven fatalities at the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 14.3% for fatal crashes.

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 1 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 9 80
Puna 7 70
Ka‘ū 0 10
Kona 7 136
South Kohala 2 26
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 26 329

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