Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
June 2, 2008
During the week of May 27, 2008, through June 2, 2008, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 595 DUI arrests compared with 545 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 769 major accidents so far this year compared with 878 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent.
So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.