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HPD Arrests 29 For DUI Over Previous Week

August 17, 2020, 4:49 PM HST
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Hawai`i Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Aug. 10 through Aug. 16, 2020. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 574 DUI arrests compared with 702 during the same period last year a decrease of 18.2%.

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 7 151
Puna 7 124
Ka’u 1 8
Kona 10 223
South Kohala 2 50
North Kohala 2 12
Island Total 29 574

There have been 481 major accidents so far this year compared with 598 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.6%.

To date, there have been 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities compared with 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 7.7% for fatal crashes and 7.7% for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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