HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-nine motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between May 18 and May 24 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 29 drivers, eight were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly statistical report.
The number of drivers arrested for a DUI have gone down by 20 percent in 2015. So far this year, 401 DUI arrests have been made, compared to 501 during the same time in 2014.
Major traffic accidents are down by 9.7 percent at this point in 2015. A total of 584 major accidents have occurred so far this year, compared to 647 last year.
Nine traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways in 2015, an increase of 50 percent from six at this time in 2014. Of the nine fatalities this year, HPD says one was related to drugs and three were related to a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Police will maintain patrols throughout the island and DUI roadblocks will continue.