Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of August 29, 2011, through September 4, 2011, Big Island police arrested 40 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
So far this year, there have been 997 DUI arrests compared with 1,041 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 932 major accidents so far this year compared with 942 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 1.1 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, 10 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (3), or a combination of both (4).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.