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Police DUI stats for the week of November 2-8, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 2, 2015, through November 8, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 922 DUI arrests compared with 996 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		12	
North Hilo	0		2	
South Hilo	4		282	
Puna    	5		171	
Ka‘ū    	0		17	
Kona    	11		343	
South Kohala	2		91	
North Kohala	0		4	
Island Total	22		922

There have been 1,298 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,350 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.9 percent.

So far this year, there were 17 traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, an increase of 54.5 percent.

To date, 11 fatalities were related to drugs (6), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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