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HPD Arrests 14 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 16, 2018, 3:59 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that during the week of Monday through Sunday, July 9 to July 15, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. one of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 628 DUI arrests compared with 626 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.3%.

There have been 674 major accidents so far this year compared with 736 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.4%.

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 18 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 27.8% for fatal crashes, and 25%t for fatalities.

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 0 3
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 2 150
Puna 2 135
Ka‘ū 0 17
Kona 8 263
South Kohala 2 52
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 14 628

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