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DUI stats 07-28-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
July 28, 2010

Media Release

During the week of July 19, 2010, through July 25, 2010, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 857 DUI arrests compared with 794 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 6
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 11 312
Puna 1 78
Ka’Å« 0 37
Kona 6 354
South Kohala 2 62
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 20 857

There have been 756 major accidents so far this year compared with 922 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 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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