DUI stats 07-11-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
July 11, 2011

Media Release

During the week of July 4, 2011, through July 10, 2011, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 756 DUI arrests compared with 797 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 17 304
Puna 3 87
Ka’ū 0 8
Kona 6 317
South Kohala 1 34
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 27 756

There have been 699 major accidents so far this year compared with 715during the same period last year, a decrease of of 2.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 18 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 38.9 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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