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DUI stats 02-01-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 1, 2010

Media Release

During the week of January 25, 2010, through January 31, 2010, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 149 (revised) DUI arrests compared with 98 during the same period last year, an increase of 52 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 7 41
Puna 3 15
Ka’Å« 1 4
Kona 14 (revised) 74
South Kohala 2 12
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 28 149

There have been 87 major accidents so far this year compared with 143 during the same period last year, a decrease of 39.1 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.