DUI stats 02-14-12

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

Media Release

During the week of February 6, 2012, through February 12, 2012, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 161 DUI arrests compared with 162 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 14 62
Puna 3 22
Ka’ū 1 4
Kona 10 58
South Kohala 2 11
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total: 30 161

There have been 154 major accidents so far this year compared with 169 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.9 percent.

So far this year, there were two traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with five during the same period last year, a decrease of 60 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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