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Police DUI stats for the week of March 18-24, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 18, 2019, through March 24, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested seventeen, (17), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. There were no drivers under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 284 DUI arrests compared with 252 during the same period last year, an increase of 17.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua02
North Hilo03
South Hilo572
Puna152
Kaʻū06
Kona9119
South Kohala230
North Kohala00
Island Total17284

There have been 220 major accidents so far this year compared with 301 during the same period last year, a decrease of 36.8 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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