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DUI stats 10-10-11

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

Media Release

During the week of October 3, 2011, through October 9, 2011, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,144 DUI arrests compared with 1,201 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 2 8
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 14 462
Puna 4 150
Ka’ū 0 14
Kona 10 456
South Kohala 2 51
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 32 1,144

There have been 1,053 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,076 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 2.1 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, 12 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (4), or a combination of both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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