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Police DUI stats for the week of March 5-11, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 5, through March 11, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 214 DUI arrests compared with 250 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District   Weekly Total	  Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 	0	      0
North Hilo	0	      1
South Hilo	6	     50
Puna    	10	     48
Ka‘ū    	0	      5
Kona    	13	     95
South Kohala	2	     12
North Kohala	0	      3
Island Total	31	    214

There have been 232 major accidents so far this year compared with 268 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.4 percent.

To date, there were 4 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in 5 fatalities, compared with 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 4 fatalities at the same time last year. This represents an increase of 25 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide

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