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Police Cite 19 For DUI Over Previous Week

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Hawai`i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the previous week. Five 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 578 DUI arrests compared with 424 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 36.3%.

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeeklyTotalYear to Date
    
Hāmākua0 4
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo4 153
Puna6 90
Ka’ū0 6
Kona7 243
South Kohala2 65
North Kohala0 16
    
Island Total19 578
Courtesy of HPD.

There have been 381 major accidents so far this year compared with 394 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.3%. 

To date, there have been 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities compared with 10 fatal crashes resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 20% for fatal crashes and 20% for fatalities. 

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