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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

March 15, 2016, 8:50 AM HST
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duiTwenty-seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between March 7 and March 13. Nine of the 27 arrested were involved in traffic crashes, while one was under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 231 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 22.2 percent increase from last year’s count of 189 arrests during the same time period.

duiBroken down by district, nine arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Six occurred in the Puna district, while 12 were listed in the Kona district.

Major accidents have decreased by 6.2 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 274 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 292 during the same time period in 2015.

Four fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways, one of which resulted in multiple deaths. Those crashes resulted in five fatalities. Three fatal crashes had also occurred at this point last year, with a total of five traffic fatalities. The numbers represent an increase of 33.3 percent in fatalities.

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