DUI stats 06-02-08

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Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 2, 2008

Media Release

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:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 2 2
South Hilo 9 194
Puna 3 53
Ka’u 1 12
Kona 10 263
South Kohala 2 52
North Kohala 1 11
Island Total 28 595

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.




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