Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
April 7, 2008
During the week of April 1, 2008, through April 7, 2008, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 376 DUI arrests compared with 343 during the same period last year, an increase of 10 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 509 major accidents so far this year compared with 578 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent.
So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.