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Police DUI stats for the week of April 21-27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 21, 2014, through April 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 422 DUI arrests compared with 432 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0	 	2	 
North Hilo	0	 	1	 
South Hilo	6	 	130	 
Puna    	1	 	64	 
Ka’ū    	0	 	8	 
Kona    	5	 	165	 
South Kohala	3	 	50	 
North Kohala	0	 	2	 
Island Total:	15	 	422

There have been 525 major accidents so far this year compared with 438 during the same period last year, an increase of 19.9 percent.

So far this year, there have been four traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 66.7 percent.

To date, three fatalities were related to drugs (1), alcohol (1), or a combination of both (1).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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