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Police DUI stats for the week of August 29-September 4, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 29, 2016, through September 4, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven 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 720 DUI arrests compared with 712 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua 	0		9	
North Hilo	0		5	
South Hilo	11		183	
Puna    	5		186	
Ka‘ū    	0		7	
Kona    	13		284	
South Kohala	0		43	
North Kohala	0		3	
Island Total	29		720

There have been 947 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,031 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.1 percent.

So far this year, there have been 17 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 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 41.7 percent for fatal crashes and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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