DUI stats 01-20-09

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 20, 2009

Media Release

During the week of January 13, 2009, through January 19, 2009, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 59 DUI arrests compared with 60 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.7 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 0 7
Puna 3 8
Ka’u 1 3
Kona 11 33
South Kohala 4 8
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 19 59

There have been 64 major accidents so far this year compared with 106 during the same period last year, a decrease of 39.6 percent.

So far this year, there has been one traffic fatality on the Big Island compared with one during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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