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Police DUI stats for the week of April 8-14, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 8, 2019, through April 14, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), 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 336 DUI arrests compared with 324 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua03
North Hilo03
South Hilo380
Puna262
Kaʻū06
Kona7145
South Kohala436
North Kohala01
Island Total16336

There have been 274 major accidents so far this year compared with 379 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.7 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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