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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

March 1, 2016, 8:49 AM HST
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duiTwenty-six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28. Three of the 26 arrested were involved in traffic crashes, while two were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 181 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 15.3 percent increase from last year’s count of 157 arrests during the same time period.

snipBroken down by district, 10 of the arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Six occurred in the Puna district and one was listed in the Ka’u district. Five were reported in the Kona district and four were reported in the South Kohala district.

Major accidents have decreased by 10.4 percent, compared to last year. During the first eight weeks of 2016, 207 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 231 during the same time period in 2015.

Two fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways. Those crashes resulted in two fatalities. Two fatal crashes had also occurred at this point last year. One of those crashes resulted in multiple deaths, totaling four fatalities.

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