Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
January 13, 2009
During 2008, Big Island police arrested 1,395 motorists for drunk driving compared with 1,413 during 2007. The numbers of arrests by district were:
There were 1,716 major accidents in 2008 compared with 2,171 in 2007, a decrease of 21 percent.
There were 27 traffic fatalities in 2008 compared with 37 the previous year, a decrease of 27 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.