HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Fifteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Four of the 15 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 1,007 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2015. That number is a 6.6 percent decrease from last year’s count of 1,078 arrests during the same time period.
Major accidents are down by just under two percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 1,425 major accidents have taken place, compared to 1,451 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 17 fatalities, HPD reports that six were related to drugs and five were caused by a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Roadblocks and patrols will continue throughout the island.