During the week of July 29, 2019, through August 4, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 665 DUI arrests compared with 667 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.3 percent.
There have been 561 major accidents so far this year compared with 751 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25.3 percent.
To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities (one fatal crash that occurred on 05/05/2019, in the District of Kona which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on 07/02/2019), compared with 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 20 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 22.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 30 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.