During the week of June 18, through June 24, 2018, Hawai`i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
So far this year, there have been 561 DUI arrests compared with 556 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
DUI Arrests by District District Weekly Total Year to Date Hāmākua 0 3 North Hilo 0 3 South Hilo 6 132 Puna 3 117 Ka‘u 0 14 Kona 7 241 South Kohala 3 46 North Kohala 0 5 Island Total 19 561
There have been 614 major accidents so far this year compared with 676 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.2 percent.
To date, there were 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 27.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 25 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.