DUI stats 06-01-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 1, 2010

Media Release

During the week of May 24, 2010, through May 30, 2010, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 642 DUI arrests compared with 553 during the same period last year, an increase of 16.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 8 220
Puna 4 57
Ka’Å« 1 31
Kona 11 271
South Kohala 3 54
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 27 642

There have been 560 major accidents so far this year compared with 689 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.7 percent.

So far this year, there were 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with seven during the same period last year, an increase of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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