Police Cite 27 For DUI During First Week of March

March 11, 2021, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 5:36 PM
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Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the first week of March. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 228 DUI arrests compared with 218 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.6%.

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 4
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo5 65
Puna3 36
Kaʻu0 2
Kona13 97
South Kohala4 20
North Kohala2 3
Island Total27 228
Graphic courtesy of HPD.

There have been 138 major accidents so far this year compared with 191 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.7%. 

To date, there have been five fatal crashes resulting in five fatalities compared with six fatal crashes resulting in six fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 16.7% for fatal crashes and 16.7% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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