DUI stats 12-22-08 (posted 12-23-08)

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Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
December 22, 2008

Media Release

During the week of December 16, 2008, through December 22, 2008, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,357 DUI arrests compared with 1,352 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 13
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 13 457
Puna 5 131
Ka’u 1 30
Kona 11 588
South Kohala 2 109
North Kohala 0 25
Island Total 32 1,357

There have been 1,692 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,105 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent.

So far this year, there have been 27 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 37 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.




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