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DUI stats 02-25-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 20, 2008

Media Release

During the week of February 19, 2008, through February 25, 2008, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 206 DUI arrests compared with 191 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 4
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 2 55
Puna 2 18
Ka’u 1 3
Kona 8 108
South Kohala 3 14
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 17 206

There have been 288 major accidents so far this year compared with 355 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19 percent.

So far this year, there have been seven traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with seven during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.