Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
May 4, 2009
During the week of April 28, 2009, through May 4, 2009, Big Island police arrested 38 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Seven were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 456 DUI arrests compared with 466 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 558 major accidents so far this year compared with 635 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.1 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.