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HPD Arrests 26 Motorists for DUI Violations

May 29, 2019, 2:28 PM HST
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During the week of May 20 through 26, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 7 125
Puna 3 84
Ka’u 1 8
Kona 13 201
South Kohala 1 41
North Kohala 1 3
Island Total 26 469

So far this year, there have been 469 DUI arrests compared with 468 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.5%.

There have been 376 major accidents so far this year compared with 539 during the same period last year, a decrease of 30.2%.

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To date, there were 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 20 percent for fatal crashes, and 27.3% for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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