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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

April 14, 2015, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated April 14, 8:31 AM
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Twenty-two motorists were arrested between April 6 and April 12 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways. Seven of the 22 drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

So far in 2015, there have been 271 DUI arrests, a decrease of 27.9 percent. During the same time period in 2014, police had arrested 376 motorists for DUI incidents.

Major accidents continue to remain down from last year by 16.3 percent. In 2015, 395 major accidents were reported, compared to 472 at the same time in 2014.

Traffic fatalities are up 75 percent from last year. According to HPD, seven traffic fatalities have occurred so far this year. Four of them were related to drugs. Only four traffic fatalities had occurred during the same time period last year.

Police will continue patrols and DUI roadblocks throughout the island.

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