DUI stats 08-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of August 8, 2011, through August 14, 2011, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 884 DUI arrests compared with 952 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 11 355
Puna 1 106
Ka’ū 0 12
Kona 12 364
South Kohala 3 41
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 27 884

There have been 827 major accidents so far this year compared with 853 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 3 percent.

So far this year, there were 15 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.

To date, nine fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (2), or a combination of both (4).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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