HPD Arrests 11 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 23, 2018, 2:47 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i County Police Department reports that during the week of July 16, through July 22, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

So far this year, there have been 639 DUI arrests compared with 647 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.2%.

There have been 694 major accidents so far this year compared with 757 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.3%.

To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 19 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 21 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 5.3% for fatal crashes, and 4.8% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 4
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 0 150
Puna 7 142
Ka‘ū 0 17
Kona 2 265
South Kohala 1 53
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 11 639

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