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HPD Arrests 23 Motorists for DUI Violations

August 21, 2018, 11:26 AM HST
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The Hawai‘i County Police Department reports that during the week of Aug. 13, through Aug. 19, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 714 DUI arrests compared with 725 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.5%.

There have been 784 major accidents so far this year compared with 845 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.2%.

To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 21 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 14.3% for fatal crashes, and 13% 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 1 6
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 7 168
Puna 5 158
Ka‘ū 0 17
Kona 8 293
South Kohala 2 62
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 23 714

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