Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
June 16, 2008
During the week of June 10, 2008, through June 16, 2008, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 654 DUI arrests compared with 598 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 826 major accidents so far this year compared with 961 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.
So far this year, there have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.