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Police, DUI stats for the week of July 24-30, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July 24- July 30, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 672 DUI arrests compared with 620 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District	Weekly Total	 	Year to Date
 	 	 	 
Hāmākua 	0	 	7
North Hilo	0	 	3
South Hilo	3	 	153
Puna    	3	 	152
Ka‘ū    	0	 	6
Kona    	14	 	313
South Kohala	3	 	38
North Kohala	0	 	0
 	 	 	 
Island Total	23	 	672

There have been 773 major accidents so far this year compared with 830 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.9 percent.

To date, there were 19 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 21 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 58.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 61.5 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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