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HPD Arrests 18 Motorists for DUI Violations

November 5, 2018, 4:29 PM HST
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During the week of Oct. 29, through Nov. 4, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18, motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 931 DUI arrests compared with 974 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.4%.

There have been 989 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,154 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.3%.

To date, there were 24 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 26 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 28 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 7.7% for fatal crashes and 7.1%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 9
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 3 226
Puna 2 196
Ka‘ū 2 21
Kona 9 392
South Kohala 2 74
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 18 931

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