DUI stats 11-22-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
November 22, 2010

Media Release

During the week of November 15, 2010, through November 21, 2010, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,369 DUI arrests compared with 1,228 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.5 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 12 501
Puna 1 165
Ka’Å« 1 48
Kona 14 553
South Kohala 1 83
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 29 1,369

There have been 1,235 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,395 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.5 percent.

So far this year, there were 24 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 21 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.3 percent.

To date, 15 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (3) or a combination of both (9 of the 15).[Revised 11/17/10]

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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