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Police Cite 13 For DUI

September 22, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated September 21, 3:22 PM
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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 770 DUI arrests compared with 680 during the same period last year, an increase of 13.2%. 

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
    
Hāmākua1 10
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo2 203
Puna4 126
Ka’ū0 8
Kona3 307
South Kohala3 87
North Kohala0 26
    
Island Total13 770
Courtesy of HPD.

There have been 565 major accidents so far this year compared with 548 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1%. 

To date, there have been 16 fatal crashes resulting in 16 fatalities compared with 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 23.1% for fatal crashes, and 23% for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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