HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-three motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Nov. 16 and Nov. 22. Twelve of the 23 arrested were involved in traffic crashes and four were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
A total of 964 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015. That number is a 7.8 percent decrease from last year’s number of 1,046 arrests during the same time period.
Major accidents remain down by 3.6 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 1,354 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,404 at the same point in 2014.
Traffic fatalities are up by 54.5 percent, compared to one year ago. Seventeen traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. At this time in 2014, 11 traffic fatalities had occurred.
Of the 11 fatalities, HPD reports that six were related to drugs and five were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.
HPD will continue to conduct roadblocks and patrols throughout the island.