Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
April 20, 2009
During the week of April 14, 2009, through April 20, 2009, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Five were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 388 DUI arrests compared with 415 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 502 major accidents so far this year compared with 567 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.