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DUI stats 07-18-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
July 18, 2011

Media Release

During the week of July 11, 2011, through July 17, 2011, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 779 DUI arrests compared with 834 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 11 315
Puna 2 89
Ka’ū 1 9
Kona 9 326
South Kohala 0 34
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 23 779

There have been 724 major accidents so far this year compared with 741 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 2.3 percent.

So far this year, there were 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 18 during the same period last year, a decrease of 33.3 percent.

To date, six fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (1), or a combination of both (3).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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