DUI stats 09-28-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
September 28, 2009

Media Release

During the week of September 22, 2009, through September 28, 2009, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,002 DUI arrests compared with 1,015 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 1 4
South Hilo 14 332
Puna 1 116
Ka’u 0 36
Kona 7 416
South Kohala 1 76
North Kohala 0 19
Island Total 24 1,002

There have been 1,149 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,322 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.1 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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