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Police DUI stats for the week of November 23-29, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 23, 2015, through November 29, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 992 DUI arrests compared with 1,062 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		13	
North Hilo	0		2	
South Hilo	5		297	
Puna    	6		187	
Ka‘ū    	0		17	
Kona    	15		376	
South Kohala	2		95	
North Kohala	0		5	
Island Total	28		992

There have been 1,386 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,420 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.4 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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