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DUI stats 04-16-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of April 8, 2012, through April 15, 2012, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 419 DUI arrests compared with 398 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 9 151
Puna 2 55
Ka’ū 1 9
Kona 11 170
South Kohala 0 27
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total: 23 419

There have been 432 major accidents so far this year compared with 411 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with eight during the same period last year, an increase of 37.5 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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