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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

September 29, 2015, 7:01 AM HST
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Twenty-one motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27. Four of the 21 arrested were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 784 DUI arrests have been made in 2015. That number is an 8.5 percent decrease from last year’s number of 857 arrests during the same time period.

Major accidents are down by 4.1 percent compared to last year. So far this year, 1,120 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,168 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.

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Police will continue to conduct patrols and DUI roadblocks across the island.

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