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Police DUI stats for the week of June 23-29, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 23, 2014, through June 29, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 616 DUI arrests compared with 625 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	2	 	4	 
North Hilo	0	 	2	 
South Hilo	2	 	211	 
Puna    	5	 	91	 
Ka’ū    	2	 	12	 
Kona    	5	 	216	 
South Kohala	0	 	76	 
North Kohala	0	 	4	 
Island Total	16	 	616

There have been 759 major accidents so far this year compared with 685 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been seven traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 18 during the same period last year, a decrease of 61.1 percent.

To date, five fatalities were related to drugs (3), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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