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DUI stats 04-27-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
April 27, 2010

Media Release

During the week of April 19, 2010, through April 26, 2010, Big Island police arrested 39 motorists for drunk driving. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 499 DUI arrests compared with 415 during the same period last year, an increase of 20.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 21 170
Puna 3 40
Ka’Å« 3 27
Kona 12 216
South Kohala 0 39
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 39 499

There have been 430 major accidents so far this year compared with 542 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20.7 percent.

So far this year, there were nine traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with five during the same period last year, an increase of 80 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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