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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

May 17, 2016, 9:39 AM HST
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duiThirty-six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between May 9 and May 15. Twelve of the 36 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 425 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 16.8 percent increase from last year’s count of 364 arrests during the same time period.

dui 5)17Broken down by district, one arrest occurred in the Hamakua district, and nine arrests took place in the South Hilo district. Eleven occurred in the Puna district, while 14 were listed in the Kona district and one was reported in the South Kohala District.

Major accidents have decreased by 6.3 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 538 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 574 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. Six fatal crashes had also occurred at this point last year, with a total of nine traffic fatalities. The numbers represent an increase of 50 percent in fatal crashes and 11.1 percent for fatalities.

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