HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Seventeen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24. Six of the 17 arrested were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
A total of 71 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 6 percent increase from last year’s count of 67 arrests during the same time period.
Broken down by district, three of the arrests this week occurred in the South Hilo district. Six occurred in the Puna district, seven were reported in the Kona district, and one was reported in the South Kohala district.
Major accidents have increased by 18.1 percent, compared to last year. During the first 24 days of 2016, 85 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 72 during the same time period in 2015.
No traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. One traffic fatality had occurred at this point last year.
HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.