During the week of September 30, 2019, through October 6, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 856 DUI arrests compared with 868 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.4 percent.
There have been 735 major accidents so far this year compared with 941 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.9 percent.
To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 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. One fatal crash that occurred on 06/15/19, in the District of Puna which resulted in one fatality was reclassified; victim died of natural causes.); compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 34.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 40 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.