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Police Arrest 11 Last Week for DUI Offenses

September 23, 2014, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated September 23, 7:01 AM
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Eleven people were arrested last week for driving under the influence on Hawai`i Island roads.

According to a weekly statistical breakdown by the Hawai`i Police Department, that brings the total number of DUI arrests this year through Sept. 21 up to 842, down 9.9 percent from the 935 bookings taken at the same time last year.

Major traffic accidents, however, are still up beyond last year’s totals. There have been 1,131 major traffic accidents this year, as of Sunday, a 12.6 percent rise from the 1,004 occurrences during the same period in 2013.

There were no traffic fatalities last week. Nine people have died on Big Island roads. Police say that three of the fatalities were related to drugs, while three more were involved with a combination of drugs and alcohol.

HPD says that patrols and DUI checkpoints will continue throughout the island.

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