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DUI stats 04-13-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
April 13, 2009

Media Release

During the week of April 7, 2009, through April 13, 2009, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there have been 362 DUI arrests compared with 391 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 8 103
Puna 2 44
Ka’u 1 16
Kona 7 155
South Kohala 0 31
North Kohala 1 11
Island Total 19 362

There have been 479 major accidents so far this year compared with 541 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.5 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, a decrease of 54.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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