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Police DUI stats for the week of March 11-17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 11, 2019, through March 17, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five, (25), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 267 DUI arrests compared with 228 during the same period last year, an increase of 17.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua12
North Hilo03
South Hilo1167
Puna551
Kaʻū16
Kona6110
South Kohala128
North Kohala00
Island Total25267

There have been 205 major accidents so far this year compared with 265 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22.6 percent. 

To date, there were 3 fatal crashes, resulting in 3 fatalities, compared with 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths), for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 50 percent for fatal crashes and 57.1 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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