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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

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Twenty motorists were arrested between March 9 and March 15 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 20 drivers, three were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

In 2015, there have been a total of 200 DUI arrests, 26.2 percent less than the 271 arrests in 2014.

HPD reports that 287 major crashes have occurred so far this year on Big Island roadways. This is in comparison to 352 that occurred during the same time last year. These numbers show a decrease in major crashes by 18.5 percent.

Five traffic fatalities have occurred in 2015, compared to three during the same period last year. This is the only statistic to increase, rising by 66.7 percent.  Two of the traffic fatalities that occurred were due to drugs.

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Police will maintain patrols and continue DUI roadblocks throughout the island.

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