DUI stats 12-01-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
December 1, 2009

Media Release

During the week of November 24, 2009, through November 30, 2009, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,246 DUI arrests compared with 1,252 during the same period last year, an decrease of 0.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 5 420
Puna 2 141
Ka’u 0 44
Kona 11 512
South Kohala 3 99
North Kohala 0 21
Island Total 21 1,246

There have been 1,399 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,606 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.0 percent.

So far this year, there were 21 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 25 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.0 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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