Weekly DUI stats: 25 arrested on Big Island roads
Hawai‘i Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 3.
Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Three of the drivers arrested were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 660 DUI arrests compared with 681 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1%.
Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 567 major collisions so far this year compared with 558 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.6%.
To date, there have been 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 52.2% for fatal crashes, and 52% for fatalities.
To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) so far this year is one compared to zero non-traffic fatalities for the same time last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.