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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

June 9, 2015, 9:09 AM HST
* Updated June 9, 9:15 AM
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Twenty-one motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between June 1 and June 7 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 21 drivers, 11 of them were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 447 DUI arrests have been made in 2015, a 17.1 percent decrease from 2014, where 539 DUI arrests were made during the same time period.

Major accidents have decreased in comparison to last year by 6.8 percent. So far this year, there have been 649 major accidents on the Big Island, compared to 696 at the same time last year.

Eleven traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways so far in 2015, which is 57.1 percent higher than what it was a year ago, when seven traffic fatalities had occurred. According to HPD, of the 11 traffic fatalities, one was due to drugs and three were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Police will maintain patrols and continue DUI roadblock island-wide.

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