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DUI stats 02-08-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 8, 2010

Media Release

During the week of February 1, 2010, through February 7, 2010, Big Island police arrested 33 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 182 DUI arrests compared with 129 during the same period last year, an increase of 41 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 1
North Hilo 1 1
South Hilo 15 56
Puna 2 17
Ka’Å« 2 6
Kona 7 81
South Kohala 6 18
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 33 182

There have been 113 major accidents so far this year compared with 179 during the same period last year, a decrease of 36.9 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.