DUI stats 05-19-08

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Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 19, 2008

Media Release

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:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 7
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 12 178
Puna 2 48
Ka’u 1 11
Kona 13 236
South Kohala 2 50
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 30 540

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.




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