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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

September 1, 2015, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 11:08 AM
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Nineteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30. Of the 19 arrested, four were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 693 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015, a 12.3 percent decrease from last year’s number of 769 arrests during the same time period.

Major accidents remain down compared to last year by 6.4 percent. So far this year, 988 major accidents have taken place on the Big Island, compared to 1,056 at this point in 2014.

Traffic fatalities have jumped in 2015. Fifteen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways, which is 66.7 percent higher than the number one year ago. At this time in 2014, nine traffic fatalities had occurred.

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that of the 15 traffic fatalities, six were due to drugs and three were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.

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