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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

October 27, 2015, 8:38 AM HST
* Updated October 27, 8:41 AM
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Twenty-six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Oct. 19 and Oct. 25. Five of the 26 arrested were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 875 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015. That number is a seven percent decrease from last year’s number of 941 arrests during the same time period.

Major accidents are down by 4.3 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 1,241 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,297 at the same point in 2014.

Traffic fatalities have jumped up by 45.5 percent, compared to one year ago. Sixteen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. At this time in 2014, 11 traffic fatalities had occurred.

Of the 16 fatalities, HPD reports that six were related to drugs and four were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.

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Officers will continue to conduct DUI roadblocks and patrols throughout the island.

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