DUI stats 09-26-11

Posted By admin On September 27, 2011 @ 1:21 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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

Media Release

During the week of September 19, 2011, through September 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,084 DUI arrests compared with 1,147 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 6
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 7 434
Puna 5 143
Ka’ū 0 13
Kona 10 438
South Kohala 3 48
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 25 1,084

There have been 1,011 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,025 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 1.4 percent.

So far this year, there were 16 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 22 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.3 percent.

To date, 11 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (3), or a combination of both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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