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Weekly DUI Stats: 28 Arrested on Big Island Roads

October 7, 2014, 10:54 AM HST
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Twenty-eight motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways last week for driving under the influence, according to a weekly statistical breakdown released by the Hawai’i Police Department for Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.

Eleven of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21.

The percentage of DUI arrests has decreased by 10.5 percent this year with 891 arrests, compared to 996 at the same time last year.

Major accidents, however, have increased by 11.4 percent since this time last year with 1,180, compared to 1,059.

Traffic fatalities have decreased by 60.9 percent with only nine deaths as compared to last year’s 23.

Six of the nine fatalities that have occurred this year were related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.

The HPD will continue roadblocks and patrols throughout the island.

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