DUI stats 02-14-11

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 14, 2011

Media Release

During the week of February 7, 2011, through February 13, 2011, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 168 DUI arrests compared with 203 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 16 61
Puna 5 24
Ka’u 0 1
Kona 8 70
South Kohala 1 10
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 30 168

There have been 158 major accidents so far this year compared with 163 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 3.1 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with six fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.7 percent.

So far, the five fatalities this year were not related to drugs only (0), alcohol only (0) or a combination of both (0 of the 5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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