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HPD Arrests 25 Motorists for DUI Violations

February 13, 2019, 10:08 AM HST
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Feb. 4 through 10, 2019.

One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 119 DUI arrests compared with 120 during the same period last year, a decrease of .83%.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 6 24
Puna 7 27
Kaʻū 0 3
Kona 7 43
South Kohala 5 21
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 25 119

There have been 99 major accidents so far this year compared with 117 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.4%.

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To date, there were two fatal crashes, resulting in two fatalities, compared with one fatal crash, resulting in two fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 100% for fatal crashes.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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