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DUI stats 09-15-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
September 15, 2009

Media Release

During the week of September 8, 2009, through September 14, 2009, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 955 DUI arrests compared with 980 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 1 3
South Hilo 9 307
Puna 3 114
Ka’u 0 35
Kona 3 400
South Kohala 1 74
North Kohala 0 19
Island Total 17 955

There have been 1,109 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,261 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.1 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 19 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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