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Police DUI stats for the week of September 24-30, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of September 24, through September 30, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested nine motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 844 DUI arrests compared with 867 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District  Weekly Total	 Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 	0	      9
North Hilo	0	      4
South Hilo	4	    202
Puna    	2	    186
Ka‘ū    	0	     19
Kona    	3	    346
South Kohala	0	     69
North Kohala	0	      9
Island Total	9	    844

There have been 916 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,012 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.5 percent.

To date, there were 22 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 24 fatalities, compared with 24 fatal crashes, (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 26 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 8.35 percent for fatal crashes, and 7.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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