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DUI stats 05-29-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
May 29, 2009

Media Release

During the week of May 19, 2009, through May 25, 2009, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there have been 525 DUI arrests compared with 556 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.6 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 4 160
Puna 6 61
Ka’u 1 21
Kona 12 228
South Kohala 1 40
North Kohala 1 13
Island Total 25 525

There have been 652 major accidents so far this year compared with 732 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.9 percent.

So far this year, there were eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.3 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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