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HPD Arrests 18 Motorists for DUI Violations

July 30, 2019, 10:24 AM HST
* Updated July 31, 7:47 AM
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of July 22, 2019, through July 28, 2019. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 645 DUI arrests compared with 653 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.2%.

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 10 167
Puna 1 101
Ka’u 0 10
Kona 10 248
South Kohala 0 49
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 21 586

There have been 542 major accidents so far this year compared with 730 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25.8%.

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 07/02/2019), 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 fatal crashes, and 30% for fatalities.

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