Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
During the week of December 19, 2011, through December 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
So far this year, there have been 1,422 DUI arrests compared with 1,495 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 1,372 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,423 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.6 percent.
So far this year, there were 23 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 27 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.8 percent.
To date, 14 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (4), alcohol only (5), or a combination of both (5).
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.