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DUI stats 05-18-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 18, 2009

Media Release

During the week of May 12, 2009, through May 18, 2009, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 500 DUI arrests compared with 534 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.4 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 9 156
Puna 0 55
Ka’u 0 20
Kona 9 216
South Kohala 1 39
North Kohala 0 12
Island Total 18 500

There have been 615 major accidents so far this year compared with 709 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.3 percent.

So far this year, there were seven traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with eleven during the same period last year, a decrease of 36.4 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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