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DUI stats 01-14-13 (correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release (correction: changes “increase” to “decrease” in second paragraph)

During the week of January 7, 2013, through January 13, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 44 DUI arrests compared with 45 during the same period last year, an decrease of 2.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 5 11
Puna 3 5
Ka’ū 0 2
Kona 11 17
South Kohala 4 5
North Kohala 1 2
Island Total: 25 44

There have been 37 major accidents so far this year compared with 47 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.3 percent.

So far this year, there was one traffic fatality on Hawaiʻi Island compared with none during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.