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Police arrest 24 on DUI charges in Hawaii

Police arrest multiple driver on 24 counts of DUI in Hawaii

During the week of March 21-27, 2016, Hawaii Police arrested multiple individuals on DUI charges across the Hawaiin Island. Of the 24 arrested and charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), 3 individuals were under the age of 21. Nine of those arrested were involved in traffic accidents while being under the influence of an intoxicant. More than half of those arrested were on the leeward side of the island.

Below are a list of arrests by District:

  • Kona - eleven (bringing the District totol to 106 so far this year)
  • South Hilo - seven
  • Puna - four
  • South Kohala - two (bringing the District total to 18 so far this year)

Overall this year, there have been over 275 DUI arrrests as compaired to 225 last year this same time frame. This makes for an increase by 22.2% overall. Across the Hawaii Island so far in 2016, there have been 5 DUI car accidents involving fatalities with one of those crashes including multiple deathsb bringing the 2016 total fatalities up to six. Whereas last year during this same period of time, there were 5 fatalities across the Hawaii Island. As for total accidents, this year there has been a total of 334 major car accidents as compared to 353 in 2015 during this same period of time. Bringing this total to a decrease of 5.4%. 

On Hawaii Island, Hawiian Police enforce to the fullest measure road blocks as well as patrols. These can be expected to remain in full effect throughout this season as the increased number of DUI accidents is expected to continue. 

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