DUI stats 05-27-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 27, 2008

Media Release

During the week of May 20, 2008, through May 26, 2008, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 567 DUI arrests compared with 509 during the same period last year, an increase of 11 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 8
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 7 185
Puna 2 50
Ka’u 0 11
Kona 17 253
South Kohala 0 50
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 27 567

There have been 735 major accidents so far this year compared with 848 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13 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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