DUI stats 04-09-07

PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 9, 2007


During the week of April 3, 2007 – April 9, 2007, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

There have been 356 DUI arrests so far this year compared with 314 at this time last year, an increase of 13 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 6 95
Puna 5 54
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 9 170
South Kohala 2 17
North Kohala 1 7
Island Total 23 356

There have been 583 major accidents so far this year compared with 711 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

There have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 12 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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