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DUI stats 03-24-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 24, 2009

Media Release

During the week of March 17, 2009, through March 23, 2009, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 293 DUI arrests compared with 313 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 10 74
Puna 4 36
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 14 127
South Kohala 6 30
North Kohala 1 9
Island Total 36 293

There have been 368 major accidents so far this year compared with 443 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.9 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with nine during the same period last year, a decrease of 44.4 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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