HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-eight motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6. Of the 28 arrested, six were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
So far in 2015, a total of 721 DUI arrests have been made. The number is a 10.3 percent decrease from last year’s number of 804 arrests.
Major accidents are down by 6.2 percent compared to last year. So far in 2015, 1,027 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,095 at this point in 2014.
Traffic fatalities are still up by 66.7 percent than just one year ago. Fifteen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. At this time in 2014, nine traffic fatalities had occurred. HPD has reclassified a July 18 fatality as a medical condition.
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.
HPD will maintain roadblocks islandwide.