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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

January 12, 2016, 8:22 AM HST
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duiEighteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10. Six of the 18 arrested were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the legal drinking age. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 29 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 7.4 percent increase from last year’s count of 27 arrests during the same time period.

Major accidents have decreased by 48.1 percent, compared to last year. During the first ten days of 2016, 14 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 27 during the same time period in 2015.

No traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. No traffic fatalities had occurred at this point last year either.

HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

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