During the week of June 27, 2016, through July 3, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. None of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 551 DUI arrests compared with 503 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 8
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 2 127
Puna 6 149
Ka’ū 1 6
Kona 4 218
South Kohala 0 37
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 13 551

There have been 748 major accidents so far this year compared with 768 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent.

So far this year, there have been 11 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 12 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 13 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents a decrease of 7.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.