Weekly DUI stats: 12 arrested on Big Island roads
Twelve motorists were arrested during the week of Nov. 6-12 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Two 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 825 DUI arrests compared with 860 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.1%.
Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 732 major collisions so far this year, compared with 719 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8%.
To date, there have been 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 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 50% for fatal crashes and 50% 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.