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HPD Arrests 28 Motorists for DUI Offenses

October 12, 2016, 11:04 AM HST
* Updated October 12, 11:10 AM
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HPD statistics.

HPD statistics.

During the week of Oct. 3 through 9, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 846 DUI arrests compared with 819 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.3%.

There have been 1,063 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,186 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.4%.

So far this year, there have been 19 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 22 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 16 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 46.2% for fatal crashes and 37.5% for fatalities.

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