DUI stats 02-21-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of February 13, 2012, through February 19, 2012, Big Island police arrested 42 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 202 DUI arrests compared with 194 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 18 79
Puna 3 25
Ka’ū 2 6
Kona 15 73
South Kohala 4 15
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total: 42 202

There have been 195 major accidents so far this year compared with 199 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

So far this year, there were two traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with five during the same period last year, a decrease of 60 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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