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DUI stats 03-03-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 3, 2008

Media Release

During the week of February 26, 2008, through March 3, 2008, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 227 DUI arrests compared with 214 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 4
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 5 60
Puna 8 26
Ka’u 2 5
Kona 3 111
South Kohala 2 16
North Kohala 1 5
Island Total 21 227

There have been 327 major accidents so far this year compared with 404 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.