During the week of November 21, 2016, through November 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.
So far this year, there have been 996 DUI arrests compared with 980 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
District Weekly Total Year to Date Hāmākua 0 14 North Hilo 0 5 South Hilo 6 254 Puna 6 258 Kaʻū 0 9 Kona 13 402 South Kohala 0 49 North Kohala 0 5 Island Total 25 996
There have been 1,280 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,396 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.3 percent.
So far this year, there have been 24 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (four of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 28 fatalities, compared with 14 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 17 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 71.4 percent for fatal crashes and 64.7 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.