HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between July 6 and July 12 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 20 drivers arrested, three were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the legal drinking age. The numbers included come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
There have been a total of 533 DUI arrests so far in 2015, compared to 647 arrests during the same time period in 2014. Those arrests have decreased by 17.6 percent.
Major accidents are down by 5.6 percent in 2015. A total of 790 accidents deemed major have occurred so far, compared to 837 last year.
Traffic fatalities are up by 62.5 percent. Thirteen fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways so far this year while eight took place during the same time period last year. Of the 13 fatalities, HPD reports that five were related to drugs and three were related to a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Roadblocks and patrols will continue throughout the island.