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:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 9
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 9 159
Puna 6 173
Ka’ū 1 7
Kona 4 259
South Kohala 0 43
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 20 657

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.