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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

March 11, 2015, 9:24 AM HST
* Updated March 11, 9:25 AM
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Twenty motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between March 2 and March 8 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly statistical report.

In 2015, a total of 180 DUI arrests occurred, in comparison to 248 during the same time in 2014. The numbers show an overall decrease in DUI arrests of 27.4 percent.

Major accidents have also declined this year. There have been 258 major accidents so far this year, while 326 occurred during the same time period last year, a decrease of 20.9 percent.

Traffic fatalities remain up from last year by 66.7 percent. Five traffic fatalities have happened on Big Island roadways in 2015, compared with three that occurred in 2014 during the same time period. One of the accidents in 2015 was due to drugs.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue throughout the island.

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