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DUI stats 01-10-11

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 10, 2011

Media Release

During the week of January 1, 2011, through January 9, 2011, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 27 DUI arrests compared with 47 during the same period last year, a decrease of 42.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 9 9
Puna 1 1
Ka’u 0 0
Kona 13 13
South Kohala 3 3
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 27 27

There have been 28 major accidents so far this year compared with 26 during the same period last year, an increase of of 7.7 percent.

So far this year, there were two traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with one fatality during the same period last year, an increase of 100 percent.

So far, the two fatalities this year were not related to drugs only (0), alcohol only (0) or a combination of both (0 of the 2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.