Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of April 16, 2012, through April 22, 2012, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
So far this year, there have been 441 DUI arrests compared with 424 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 460 major accidents so far this year compared with 434 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.
So far this year, there were 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with eight during the same period last year, an increase of 50 percent.
To date, three fatalities were related to drugs (3), alcohol (0), or a combination of both (0).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.