Weekly DUI stats: 17 arrested on Big Island roads
During the week of Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, Hawai`i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Six 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 813 DUI arrests compared with 845 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 3.8%.
Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 714 major collisions so far this year compared with 698 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.3%.
To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 30 fatal crashes, resulting in 32 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 53.3% for fatal crashes, and 53.1% for fatalities.
To date, the non-traffic fatality count so far this year is 1 compared to 0 non-traffic fatalities (not on a public roadway) for the same time last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.