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Police Arrest 15 For DUI

August 24, 2021, 1:37 PM HST
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Hawai‘i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the last week. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 715 DUI arrests compared with 595 during the same period last year, an increase of 20.2%.

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
    
Hāmākua0 8
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo7 193
Puna0 112
Ka’ū0 8
Kona5 288
South Kohala0 78
North Kohala3 25
    
Island Total15 715
Courtesy HPD.

There have been 512 major accidents so far this year compared with 495 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.4%. 

To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes resulting in 14 fatalities compared with 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 16.7% for fatal crashes and 16.7% for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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