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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

February 9, 2016, 10:06 AM HST
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duiTwenty-one motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7. Four of the 21 arrested were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 112 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 12 percent increase from last year’s count of 100 arrests during the same time period.

DUI tableBroken down by district, two DUI arrests this week took place in the North Hilo district, five of the arrests occurred in the South Hilo district, one in the Puna district, 10 were reported in the Kona district, and three were reported in the South Kohala District.

Major accidents have decreased by 4.4 percent, compared to last year. During the five weeks of 2016, 130 major accidents took place. That number compares to 136 during the same time period in 2015.

One traffic fatality has occurred on Big Island roadways. One traffic fatality had also occurred at this point last year.

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HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

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