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Police DUI stats for the week of May 19-25, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 19, 2014, through May 25, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 506 DUI arrests compared with 530 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0	 	2	 
North Hilo	0	 	1	 
South Hilo	9	 	168	 
Puna    	3	 	75	 
Ka’ū    	0	 	8	 
Kona    	4	 	187	 
South Kohala	2	 	63	 
North Kohala	0	 	2	 
Island Total:	18	 	506

There have been 637 major accidents so far this year compared with 560 during the same period last year, an increase of 13.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been seven traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 13 during the same period last year, a decrease of 46.2 percent.

To date, four fatalities were related to drugs (1), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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