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HPD Arrests 17 Motorists for DUI Violations: Aug. 21–27

August 29, 2017, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated September 9, 10:55 AM
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During the week of Mon. through Sun., Aug. 21 to 27, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 744 DUI arrests compared with 685 during the same period last year, a increase of 7.9%.

There have been 860 major accidents so far this year compared with 934 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.9%.

To date, there were 23 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 25 fatalities, compared with 14 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 16 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 64.3% for fatal crashes and 56.3% for fatalities.

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