Weekly DUI stats: 21 arrested on Big Island roads
During the week of Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 725 DUI arrests compared with 746 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.7%.
Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 627 major collisions so far this year compared with 619 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.3%.
To date, there have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 25 fatal crashes, resulting in 27 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 48% for fatal crashes, and 48.1% 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.