DUI stats 02-02-09

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 2, 2009

Media Release

During the week of January 27, 2009, through February 2, 2009, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 99 DUI arrests compared with 116 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 5 13
Puna 8 20
Ka’u 0 5
Kona 12 52
South Kohala 0 9
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 25 99

There have been 127 major accidents so far this year compared with 188 during the same period last year, a decrease of 32.4 percent.

So far this year, there were 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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