HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Seventeen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways from Dec. 1 through Dec. 7, according to the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical breakdown.
Of the 17 arrested, five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21.
So far in 2014, DUI arrests have decreased by 12.2 percent. There have been 1,082 DUI arrests this year, compared to 1,233 at this time in 2013.
Major accidents, on the other hand, have increased. There have been 1,432 major accidents, compared to 1,255 last year, an increase of 14.1 percent.
A decrease of more than 50 percent has been seen in traffic fatalities. There has been 11 traffic fatalities in 2014, compared to 25 at this time in 2013, a decrease of 56 percent.
Six of the traffic fatalities were related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two.
Officers will continue patrols and DUI roadblocks island wide.