During the week of September 2, 2019, through September 8, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 769 DUI arrests compared with 779 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.3 percent.
There have been 658 major accidents so far this year compared with 858 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23.3 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 19 fatal crashes, resulting in 21 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 26.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 33.3 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.