DUI stats 10-18-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
October 18, 2010

Media Release

During the week of October 11, 2010, through October 17, 2010, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Six were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,234 DUI arrests compared with 1,088 during the same period last year, an increase of 13.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 7
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 20 456
Puna 1 143
Ka’Å« 0 45
Kona 13 494
South Kohala 2 77
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 36 1,234

There have been 1,094 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,246 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 23 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 19 during the same period last year, an increase of 21.1 percent.

To date, 20 fatalities this year were related to drugs (11), alcohol (10) or a combination of both (6 of the 20).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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