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DUI stats 01-07-08 (posted 01-18-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 7, 2008

Media Release

During the week of January 1, 2008, through January 7, 2008, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 18 DUI arrests compared with 24 during the same period last year, an decrease of 25 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 5 5
Puna 2 2
Ka’u 0 0
Kona 9 9
South Kohala 2 2
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 18 18

There have been 27 major accidents so far this year compared with 55 during the same period last year, a decrease of 51 percent.

So far this year, there has been one traffic fatality on the Big Island compared with two during the same period last year, a decrease of 50 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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