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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Report

August 18, 2015, 8:23 AM HST
* Updated August 18, 11:39 AM
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Twenty-one motorists were arrested on Big Island roadways between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Of the 21 drivers arrested, 10 were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21. The numbers included come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

There have been a total of 649 DUI arrests so far in 2015, compared to 741 arrests during the same time period in 2014. Those arrests have decreased by 12.4 percent.

Major accidents are down by 5.2 percent in 2015. A total of 940 major accidents deemed major have occurred so far, compared to 992 last year.

Traffic fatalities are up by 66.7 percent. Fifteen fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways so far this year, while nine took place during the same time period last year. HPD reports that one fatality that occurred on July 18 has been reclassified to a medical condition. Of the 15 fatalities, HPD reports that five were related to drugs, while three were related to a combination of drugs and alcohol. This compares to 2014, where three of the fatalities at this point in the year were related to drugs and three were related to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Roadblocks and patrols will continue throughout the island.

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