HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-five motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between April 25 and May 1. Seven of the 25 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 366 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 15.1 percent increase from last year’s count of 318 arrests during the same time period.
Broken down by district, four arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Seven occurred in the Puna district, while nine were listed in the Kona district, four were reported in the South Kohala District and one was noted in the North Kohala District.
Major accidents have decreased by 5.4 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 475 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 502 during the same time period in 2015.
Nine fatal traffic crashes have occurred on Big Island roadways, one of which resulted in multiple deaths so far in 2016. Those crashes resulted in ten 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 80 percent in fatal crashes and 42.9 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.