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Police DUI stats for the week of November 14-20, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 14, 2016, through November 20, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 971 DUI arrests compared with 954 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		14	
North Hilo	0		5	
South Hilo	6		248	
Puna    	5		252	
Kaʻū    	0		9	
Kona    	9		389	
South Kohala	0		49	
North Kohala	1		5	
Island Total	21		971

There have been 1,261 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,363 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.5 percent.

So far this year, there have been 24 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (four of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 28 fatalities, compared with 14 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 17 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 71.4 percent for fatal crashes and 64.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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