HPD Arrests 22 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 23, 2019, 10:31 AM HST
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of July 15 through 21, 2019.

Five 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 6 179
Puna 5 109
Ka’u 0 11
Kona 11 266
South Kohala 0 50
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 22 626


So far this year, there have been 626 DUI arrests compared with 638 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.9%.


There have been 523 major accidents so far this year compared with 704 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25.7%.


To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities (one fatal crash that occurred on 05/05/2019, in the District of Kona which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on July 2, compared with 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 20 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 22.2% for fatalities and a decrease of 30% for fatal crashes

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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