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DUI stats 05-10-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 10, 2010

Media Release

During the week of May 4, 2010, through May 10, 2010, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 557 DUI arrests compared with 475 during the same period last year, an increase of 17.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 15 196
Puna 5 49
Ka’Å« 0 28
Kona 7 232
South Kohala 3 43
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 31 557

There have been 488 major accidents so far this year compared with 602 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.9 percent.

So far this year, there were 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with six during the same period last year, an increase of 66.7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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