HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18. Five of the 27 arrested were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
A total of 849 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015. That number is an eight percent decrease from last year’s number of 923 arrests during the same time period.
Major accidents remain down by 3.5 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 1,215 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,259 at the same point in 2014.
Traffic fatalities have jumped up by 60 percent compared to one year ago. Sixteen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. At this time in 2014, 10 traffic fatalities had occurred.
Of the 16 fatalities, HPD reports that five were related to drugs and four were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.
HPD will maintain roadblocks and patrols across the island.