Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
April 28, 2008
During the week of April 22, 2008, through April 28, 2008, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 446 DUI arrests compared with 420 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 599 major accidents so far this year compared with 725 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.
So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.