HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown
Twenty-one motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between May 16 and May 22. Three of the 21 arrested were involved in traffic crashes, while two were under the age of 21. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.
A total of 446 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is a 15.8 percent increase from last year’s count of 385 arrests during the same time period.
Broken down by district, one arrest took place in the Hamakua district while three occurred in the South Hilo district. Ten were reported in the Puna district, with six listed in the Kona district, and one was reported in the South Kohala District.
Major accidents have decreased by 4.7 percent, compared to last year. So far this year, 568 major accidents have taken place. That number compares to 596 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.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.