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DUI stats 04-11-11

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
April 11, 2011

Media Release

During the week of April 4, 2011, through April 10, 2011, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 374 DUI arrests compared with 421 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 13 133
Puna 2 54
Ka’ū 1 6
Kona 10 157
South Kohala 1 20
North Kohala 1 1
Island Total 28 374

There have been 381 major accidents so far this year compared with 388 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 1.8 percent.

So far this year, there were seven traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with eight fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

To date, two fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (0) or a combination of both (0 of the 7).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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