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DUI stats 05-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
May 10, 2011

Media Release

During the week of May 2, 2011, through May 8, 2011, Big Island police arrested 52 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 520 DUI arrests compared with 552 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 18 193
Puna 5 67
Ka’ū 0 7
Kona 28 222
South Kohala 1 26
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 52 520

There have been 486 major accidents so far this year compared with 499 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 2.6 percent.

So far this year, there were eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 10 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent.

To date, four fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (1) or a combination of both (1 of the 8).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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