DUI stats 12-20-10 (posted 12-21-10)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
December 20, 2010

Media Release

During the week of December 13, 2010, through December 19, 2010, Big Island police arrested 33 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,477 DUI arrests compared with 1,342 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 9
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 14 538
Puna 6 188
Ka’u 1 52
Kona 11 591
South Kohala 1 87
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 33 1,477

There have been 1,370 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,493 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 27 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 22 during the same period last year, an increase of 22.7 percent.

To date, 16 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (4), alcohol only (3) or a combination of both (9 of the 16).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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