Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
May 19, 2008
During the week of May 13, 2008, through May 19, 2008, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 540 DUI arrests compared with 473 during the same period last year, an increase of 14 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 708 major accidents so far this year compared with 818 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.
So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 13 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.