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DUI stats 08-17-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
August 17, 2009

Media Release

During the week of August 11, 2009, through August 17, 2009, Big Island police arrested 12 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 852 DUI arrests compared with 881 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 6 272
Puna 1 105
Ka’u 0 30
Kona 4 354
South Kohala 1 68
North Kohala 0 18
Island Total 12 852

There have been 983 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,136 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.5 percent.

So far this year, there were 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 15 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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