DUI statistics released for Sept. 5-11

From Sept. 5-11, police arrested 30 motorists on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two were in traffic accidents. Three of the people arrested were under the age of 21.

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From Sept. 5-11, police arrested 30 motorists on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two were in traffic accidents. Three of the people arrested were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 750 DUI arrests compared with 736 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.9 percent.

The Kona and Puna districts were tied for the most arrests, with 11 each. South Hilo had eight.

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There have been 968 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,066 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.2 percent.

So far this year, there have been 17 fatal crashes on public ways on Hawaii Island (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 15 fatalities during the same period last year. This represents an increase of 41.7 percent for fatal crashes and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

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