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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

February 18, 2016, 8:31 AM HST
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duiSixteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14. Six of the 16 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.

snippingA total of 130 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 15 percent increase from last year’s count of 113 arrests during the same time period.

Broken down by district, one of the arrests this week occurred in Hamakua district. One also occurred in the South Hilo district and seven took place in the Puna district as well as in Kona district.

Major accidents have decreased by 7.6 percent, compared to last year. So far in 2016, 157 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 170 during the same time period in 2015.

Two fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways, resulting in two fatalities. During the same time period in 2015, two fatal crashes occurred with a total of four fatalities.

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HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

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