DUI stats 01-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of December 26, 2011, through December 31, 2011, Big Island police arrested 13 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

For the year 2011, there were 1,435 DUI arrests compared with 1,513 in 2010, a decrease of 4.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 8
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 4 584
Puna 3 192
Ka’ū 0 22
Kona 5 561
South Kohala 1 63
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total: 13


There were 1,400 major accidents in 2011 compared with 1,451 in 2010, a decrease of 3.6 percent.

In 2011, there were 23 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 27 in 2010, a decrease of 14.8 percent.

Fifteen fatalities in 2011 were related to drugs only (4), alcohol only (5), or a combination of both (6).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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