DUI stats 01-19-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 19, 2010

Media Release

During the week of January 11, 2010, through January 17, 2010, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 80 DUI arrests compared with 58 during the same period last year, an increase of 37.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 6 18
Puna 4 9
Ka’u 2 3
Kona 13 39
South Kohala 2 9
North Kohala 2 2
Island Total 29 80

There have been 45 major accidents so far this year compared with 79 during the same period last year, a decrease of 43.0 percent.

So far this year, there were four traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with one during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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