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Police Cite 13 For DUI Over Previous Week

August 18, 2021, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated August 18, 6:27 AM
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Hawai‘i Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the previous week. Three 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 700 DUI arrests compared with 565 during the same period last year, an increase of 23.9%. 

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
    
Hāmākua0 8
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo3 186
Puna2 112
Ka’ū0 8
Kona4 283
South Kohala1 78
North Kohala3 22
    
Island Total13 700
Courtesy of HPD


There have been 496 major accidents so far this year compared with 482 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.9%. 

To date, there have been 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities compared with 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 8.3% for fatal crashes and 8.3% for fatalities. 
 
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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