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Police DUI stats for the week of February 25-March 3, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of February 25, 2019, through March 3, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-four, (24), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 206 DUI arrests compared with 176 during the same period last year, an increase of 17 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 1 3
South Hilo 6 46
Puna 2 40
Kaʻū 1 5
Kona 13 89
South Kohala 1 23
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 24 206

There have been 164 major accidents so far this year compared with 212 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22.6 percent.

To date, there were 2 fatal crashes, resulting in 2 fatalities, compared with 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 5 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths), for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 50 percent for fatal crashes and 60 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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