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Police DUI stats for the week of Dec 29, 2014 through Jan 4, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of December 29, 2014, through January 4, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 11 DUI arrests compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	2		2	
North Hilo	1		1	
South Hilo	3		3	
Puna    	2		2	
Ka’ū    	2		2	
Kona    	5		5	
South Kohala	2		2	
North Kohala	0		0	
Island Total	17		17

There have been seven major accidents so far this year compared with 24 during the same period last year, a decrease of 70.8 percent.

So far this year, there have been zero traffic fatalities on Hawaiʻi Island compared with one fatality during the same period last year, a decrease of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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