HPD Arrests 18 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 18, 2019, 8:23 AM HST
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During the week of July 8 through 14, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 5
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 6 173
Puna 3 104
Ka‘ū 1 11
Kona 7 255
South Kohala 1 50
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 18 604

So far this year, there have been 604 DUI arrests compared with 626 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.5%.

There have been 497 major accidents so far this year compared with 685 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.4%.

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities (one fatal crash that occurred on May 5 in the District of Kona which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on July 2) compared with 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 12.5% for fatalities.


DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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