Weekly DUI stats: 19 arrested on Big Island roads
During the week of Oct. 9 through 15, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 771 DUI arrests compared with 787 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2%.
Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 661 major collisions so far this year compared with 653 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.2%.
To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 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 44% for fatal crashes, and 44.4% 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.