During the week of August 8, 2016, through August 14, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 657 DUI arrests compared with 637 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua09
North Hilo05
South Hilo9159
Puna6173
Ka’ū17
Kona4259
South Kohala043
North Kohala02
Island Total20657

There have been 879 major accidents so far this year compared with 948 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.3 percent.

So far this year, there have been 13 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 11 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 14 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 18.2 percent for fatal crashes and an increase of 7.1 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.