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DUI Arrests Consistent with 2018 Numbers

December 18, 2019, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated December 17, 4:45 PM
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Hawai`i Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Dec. 9 through Dec. 15, 2019. Four 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 1,044 DUI arrests compared with 1,045 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.1%.

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 15
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 5 269
Puna 7 175
Ka’u 1 22
Kona 15 460
South Kohala 1 93
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 30 1,044

There have been 938 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,098 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.6%.

To date, there have been 24 fatal crashes resulting in 24 fatalities compared with 29 fatal crashes resulting in 31 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 17.2% for fatal crashes and 22.6% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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