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Police DUI stats for August 22-28, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 22, 2016, through August 28, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 691 DUI arrests compared with 688 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		9	
North Hilo	0		5	
South Hilo	9		172	
Puna    	7		181	
Ka‘ū    	0		7	
Kona    	7		271	
South Kohala	0		43	
North Kohala	0		3	
Island Total	23		691

There have been 938 major accidents so far this year compared with 1010 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.7 percent.

So far this year, there have been 14 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 16 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 14.3 percent for fatal crashes and 6.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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