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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

June 23, 2015, 9:19 AM HST
* Updated June 23, 11:32 AM
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Twelve motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between June 15 and June 21 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 12 drivers, three 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.

A total of 476 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015, compared to 601 during the same period last year. Those arrests have decreased by 20.8 percent.

Major accidents remain down only slightly. A total of 700 have occurred this year, compared to 749 last year, a decrease of 6.5 percent.

Traffic fatalities are up by 71.4 percent in 2015. Twelves fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways so far this year while seven took place during the same time period the year prior. Of the 12 fatalities, two were related to drugs and three were related to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Police will maintain DUI roadblocks and patrols throughout the island.

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