Police Cite 19 Motorists For DUI

July 14, 2021, 5:34 AM HST
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Hawai‘i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the previous week. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 620 DUI arrests compared with 458 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 35.4%.

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeeklyTotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 6
North Hilo1 3
South Hilo8 168
Puna4 97
Ka’ū0 7
Kona5 255
South Kohala1 68
North Kohala0 16
Island Total19 620
Graphic courtesy of HPD.

There have been 407 major accidents so far this year compared with 419 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.9%. 

To date, there have been 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities compared with 10 fatal crashes resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 30% for fatal crashes, and 30% for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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