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DUI stats 04-18-11

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
April 18, 2011

Media Release

During the week of April 11, 2011, through April 17, 2011, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 404 DUI arrests compared with 453 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 14 147
Puna 2 56
Ka’ū 1 7
Kona 11 168
South Kohala 2 22
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 30 404

There have been 403 major accidents so far this year compared with 415 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 2.9 percent.

So far this year, there were eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with nine fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.1 percent.

To date, four fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (1) or a combination of both (1 of the 8).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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