Hawaii Police Department:
For the year 2015, there were 1,064 DUI arrests compared with 1,158 in 2014, a decrease of 8.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
|District||For the Year 2015|
There were 318 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2015 compared with 304 in 2014, an increase [correction] of 4.6 percent.
There were 79 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2015 compared with 68 in 2014, an increase of 16.2 percent.
There were 1,541 major accidents in 2015 compared with 1,530 in 2014, an increase of 0.7 percent.
There were 15 fatalities on Hawaii Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 19 fatalities in 2015 compared with 11 fatal crashes resulting in 11 fatalities in 2014. This represents an increase of 36.4 percent for fatal crashes and 72.7 percent for fatalities.
Impairment was a factor in 13 fatalities in 2015. Of those, one involved alcohol, seven involved drugs and five involved both drugs and alcohol.
Six fatalities in 2014 were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (0), or a combination of both (3), compared with 14 fatalities in 2013 related to drugs only (6), alcohol only (2), or a combination of both (6).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.
Anarchists drive without tags, permits or insurance
HONOLULU, HAWAII – 01/06/2016 — Hawaiʻi Island police arrested two men Saturday, January 2, 2o16, in conjunction with the “Freedom Ride” rally that was held at the King Kamehameha Statue on Saturday morning.
The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance.
Three vehicles left the King Kamehameha Statue area and proceeded into downtown Hilo with cardboard type plates saying “Not For Hire.” Patrol officers stopped the three vehicles on Punahoa Street for obstruction of license plates.
Rodney E. Piedvache, 72, of Nāʻālehu, was arrested and charged with refusing to show identification, driving while license suspended/revoked and no motor vehicle insurance. He was released after $1,025 bail was posted. He also received traffic citations for various infractions.
A second man was arrested and charged with refusing to show identification, no operator’s license and no motor vehicle insurance. He refused to identify himself and is being held at the Hilo police cellblock with no bail. Traffic infraction cases were also initiated against him.
Both men’s vehicles were towed under Hawaiʻi County Code section 24-12 duty of police to enforce traffic laws, which is known as “Aliyah’s Law.”
A third man, 39-year-old Joseph B. Pierce, who has no permanent address, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for yelling in the street while officers were conducting the traffic stops.
A fourth man was cited for obstruction of license plates and allowed to leave after removing the paper plates and then providing his driver’s license, registration and insurance for his vehicle.