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DUI stats 06-21-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 21, 2010

Media Release

During the week of June 14, 2010, through June 20, 2010, Big Island police arrested 37 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 728 DUI arrests compared with 664 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 14 257
Puna 5 64
Ka’Å« 1 34
Kona 15 302
South Kohala 0 59
North Kohala 2 6
Island Total 37 728

There have been 625 major accidents so far this year compared with 781 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent.

So far this year, there were 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, an increase of 63.6 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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