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DUI stats 01-12-09

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 12, 2009

Media Release

During the week of January 6, 2009, through January 12, 2009, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 40 DUI arrests compared with 33 during the same period last year, an increase of 21.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 3 7
Puna 2 5
Ka’u 2 2
Kona 11 22
South Kohala 2 4
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 20 40

There have been 24 major accidents so far this year compared with 56 during the same period last year, a decrease of 57.1 percent.

So far this year, there has been one traffic fatality on the Big Island compared with one during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.