DUI stats 02-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of January 30, 2012, through February 5, 2012, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 131 DUI arrests compared with 136 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 17 48
Puna 2 19
Ka’ū 0 3
Kona 8 48
South Kohala 1 9
North Kohala 1 2
Island Total: 29 131

There have been 123 major accidents so far this year compared with 135 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.9 percent.

So far this year, there were no traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with three during the same period last year, a decrease of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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