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HPD Arrests 31 Motorists for DUI Violations

May 8, 2018, 11:51 AM HST
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During the week of April 30, through May 6, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 3
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 4 96
Puna 1 83
Ka’ū 0 10
Kona 21` 176
South Kohala 3 31
North Kohala 1 5
Island Total 31 374

So far this year, there have been 405 DUI arrests compared with 418 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1%.

There have been 444 major accidents so far this year compared with 497 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.7%.

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To date, there were 8 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in nine fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 20% for fatal crashes, and 10% for fatalities..

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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