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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

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Twenty-one motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways from Dec. 8 through Dec. 14. The data comes from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly statistical breakdown of DUI offenses on the island.

Of the 21 drivers arrested, three were involved in a traffic crash and three were under the age of 21.

Arrests for DUI’s are down 13.1 percent compared to last year during the same time. In 2013, 1,270 arrests were made, compared to the current number of 1,103 arrests.

Major accidents on the other hand have increased by 14.1 percent in 2014. There have been 1,468 major accidents, compared to 2013’s 1,283.

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Traffic fatalities are significantly down in 2014, with 11 as compared to last year’s 25. Six of this year’s fatalities were related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two.

HPD officers will continue DUI roadblocks and patrols throughout the island.

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