HPD Cites 22 For DUI Over Previous Week

April 15, 2021, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated April 15, 7:21 AM
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Hawai‘i Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the previous week. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 353 DUI arrests compared with 273 during the same period last year, an increase of 29.3%. 

DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
North Hilo01
South Hilo694
South Kohala543
North Kohala17
Island Total22353
Graphic courtesy of HPD.

There have been 220 major accidents so far this year compared with 251 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.4%. 

To date, there have been eight fatal crashes resulting in eight fatalities compared with seven fatal crashes resulting in seven fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 14.3% for fatal crashes and 14.3% for fatalities.    

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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