DUI stats 01-28-09

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 28, 2009

Media Release

During the week of January 20, 2009, through January 26, 2009, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there have been 74 DUI arrests compared with 87 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 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 1 8
Puna 4 12
Ka’u 2 5
Kona 7 40
South Kohala 1 9
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 15 74

There have been 103 major accidents so far this year compared with 146 during the same period last year, a decrease of 29.5 percent.

So far this year, there were two traffic fatalities 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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