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Police DUI stats for the week of July 13-19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July 13, 2015, through July 19, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 549 DUI arrests compared with 663 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		6	
North Hilo	0		2	
South Hilo	5		179	
Puna    	2		110	
Ka‘ū    	0		12	
Kona    	6		186	
South Kohala	3		52	
North Kohala	0		2	
Island Total	16		549

There have been 819 major accidents so far this year compared with 871 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

So far this year, there have been 14 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with eight during the same period last year, an increase of 75 percent.

To date, eight fatalities were related to drugs (5), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (3).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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