DUI stats 01-28-08 (posted 01-29-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 28, 2008

Media Release

During the week of January 22, 2008, through January 28, 2008, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Twelve of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 97 DUI arrests compared with 93 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 6 20
Puna 4 12
Ka’u 1 1
Kona 12 55
South Kohala 1 5
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 24 97

There have been 153 major accidents so far this year compared with 174 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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