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Police DUI stats for the week of April 4-7, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 4, 2019, through April 7, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen, (15), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 320 DUI arrests compared with 298 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua03
North Hilo03
South Hilo177
Puna560
Kaʻū06
Kona8138
South Kohala132
North Kohala01
Island Total15320

There have been 254 major accidents so far this year compared with 355 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.5 percent. 

To date, there were 5 fatal crashes, resulting in 5 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 16.7 percent for fatal crashes and 28.6 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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