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Hawai’i Police Department 2014 DUI Statistics

January 6, 2015, 10:51 AM HST
* Updated January 6, 10:56 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department has released their 2014 statistics for driving under the influence arrests.

In 2014, the number of DUI cases dropped by 14.1 percent from 2013. A total of 1,158 motorists were arrested for DUI related incidents in 2014, compared to 1,348 in 2013.

Major traffic accidents caused by drivers driving under the influence of an intoxicant increased in 2014 over the previous year by 1.3 percent. A total of 304 drivers involved in traffic accidents were arrested for DUI, compared to 308 in 2013.

A major decrease of 44.7 percent was seen in underage motorists being arrested for DUI. In 2014, 68 drivers who were under the age of 21 were arrested, compared to 123 in 2013.

An increase by 14.1 percent was seen in 2014 for major accidents overall. There were 1,530 major accidents on Big Island roadways in 2014, compared to 1,341 in 2013.

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Traffic fatalities are another statistic that saw a major decrease in 2014. Eleven fatalities occurred in 2014, compared to 25 in 2013, an overall decrease of 56 percent. Of the eleven fatalities, six were due to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two.

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Police will continue roadblocks and patrols island wide.

A breakdown of the arrests by district is as follows:

Hamakua: 10

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North Hilo: 4

South Hilo: 377

Puna: 185

Ka’u: 412

Kona: 412

South Kohala: 135

North Kohala: 8

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