DUI stats 06-23-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 23, 2008

Media Release

During the week of June 17, 2008, through June 23, 2008, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there have been 670 DUI arrests compared with 621 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 10
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 9 220
Puna 0 61
Ka’u 0 14
Kona 5 294
South Kohala 1 57
North Kohala 1 12
Island Total 16 670

There have been 862 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,004 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 17 during the same period last year, a decrease of 29 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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