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HPD Arrests 33 Motorists for DUI Violations

December 18, 2018, 8:58 AM HST
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 33 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Dec. 10 and 16, 2018.

Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,053 DUI arrests compared with 1,115 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.6%.

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 13 266
Puna 4 216
Kaʻū 1 23
Kona 14 446
South Kohala 1 79
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 33 1,053

There have been 1,094 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,308 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.4%.

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To date, there were 29 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 31 fatalities, compared with 30 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 3.3% for fatal crashes, and 3.1% for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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