DUI stats 01-15-08 (posted 01-18-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 15, 2008

Media Release

During the week of January 8, 2008, through January 14, 2008, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 45 DUI arrests compared with 39 during the same period last year, an increase of 15 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 4 9
Puna 3 5
Ka’u 0 0
Kona 16 25
South Kohala 1 3
North Kohala 2 2
Island Total 27 45

There have been 63 major accidents so far this year compared with 97 during the same period last year, a decrease of 35 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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