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DUI stats 06-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
June 14, 2011

Media Release

During the week of June 6, 2011, through June 12, 2011, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 654 DUI arrests compared with 689 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 7 254
Puna 2 79
Ka’ū 0 8
Kona 11



South Kohala 1 29
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 21 654

There have been 605 major accidents so far this year compared with 610 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 0.8 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 17 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 35.3 percent.

To date, six fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (2), or a combination of both (2 of the 6).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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