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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

April 5, 2016, 8:19 AM HST
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duiFourteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between March 28 and April 3. Six of the 14 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 289 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 19.9 percent increase from last year’s count of 241 arrests during the same time period.

dui4_5Broken down by district, six arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Two occurred in the Puna district, while six were listed in the Kona district.

Major accidents have decreased by 4.2 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 362 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 378 during the same time period in 2015.

Five fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways, one of which resulted in multiple deaths. Those crashes resulted in six fatalities. Four fatal crashes had also occurred at this point last year, with a total of six traffic fatalities. The numbers represent a 25 percent increase for fatal crashes.

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HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

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