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DUI stats 05-04-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 4, 2009

Media Release

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:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 13 137
Puna 1 50
Ka’u 2 20
Kona 21 198
South Kohala 1 37
North Kohala 0 12
Island Total 38 456

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.

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