HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20, 20 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways. Six of the 20 arrested 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 763 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015. The number is a 9.2 percent decrease from last year’s number of 840 arrests during the same time period.
Major accidents are down by 5.7 percent compared to last year. So far in 2015, 1,082 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,147 at this point in 2014.
Traffic fatalities have remained up by 66.7 percent compared to one year ago. Fifteen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. At this time in 2014, nine traffic fatalities had occurred.
Of the nine 15 fatalities, HPD reports that six were related to drugs and three were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Roadblocks will continue across the island.