East Hawaii News

HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

April 26, 2016, 8:07 AM HST
* Updated April 26, 7:53 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

duiEighteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between April 18 and April 24. Six of the 18 arrested were involved in traffic crashes, while three were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 341 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 14 percent increase from last year’s count of 299 arrests during the same time period.

4_25 duiBroken down by district, three arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Five occurred in the Puna district, while nine were listed in the Kona district and one was reported in the South Kohala District.

Major accidents have decreased by 4.2 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 457 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 477 during the same time period in 2015.

Eight fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways, one of which resulted in multiple deaths. Those crashes resulted in nine fatalities. Five fatal crashes had also occurred at this point last year, with a total of seven traffic fatalities. The numbers represent an increase of 60 percent in fatal crashes and 28.6 percent for fatalities.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.