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DUI stats 07-23-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
July 23, 2010

Media Release

During the week of July 12, 2010, through July 18, 2010, Big Island police arrested 35 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Six was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 837 DUI arrests compared with 772 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 6
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 20 301
Puna 1 77
Ka’Å« 1 37
Kona 12 348
South Kohala 0 60
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 35 837

There have been 729 major accidents so far this year compared with 892 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.3 percent.

So far this year, there were 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 13 during the same period last year, an increase of 38.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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