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DUI stats 02-22-11

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 22, 2011

Media Release

During the week of February 14, 2011, through February 20, 2011, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 194 DUI arrests compared with 230 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 10 71
Puna 3 27
Ka’u 0 1
Kona 13 83
South Kohala 0 10
North Kohala 0 0
Island Total 26 194

There have been 195 major accidents so far this year compared with 187 during the same period last year, an increase of of 4.3 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with six fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.7 percent.

So far, the five fatalities this year were not related to drugs only (0), alcohol only (0) or a combination of both (0 of the 5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.