DUI stats 06-09-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 9, 2009

Media Release

During the week of June 2, 2009, through June 8, 2009, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Eight were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 586 DUI arrests compared with 617 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 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 7 176
Puna 8 73
Ka’u 0 22
Kona 15 252
South Kohala 4 46
North Kohala 2 15
Island Total 36 586

There have been 707 major accidents so far this year compared with 800 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.6 percent.

So far this year, there were 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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