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HPD Weekly Statistical Breakdown: 24 Arrested

November 17, 2014, 5:18 PM HST
* Updated November 17, 5:32 PM
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Twenty-four motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, according to the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly statistical release.

Of the 24 arrested, six were involved in traffic accidents and one was under the age of 21.

DUI arrests this year are down by 11.5 percent as compared to last year at this time, with 1,026 arrests compared to 1,159 arrests.

Major accidents, on the other hand, have increased by 14.9 percent in comparison to last year’s accident count. There have been 1,362 accidents so far in 2014, compared to 1,185 at this time in 2013.

Traffic fatalities on the Big Island have had a major decrease since last year. Eleven fatalities have occurred on roadways this year, compared to 24 at this time last year, a decrease of 54.2 percent.

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Six of the fatalities that have occurred in 2014 were related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.

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HPD officers will continue patrols and roadblocks island wide.

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