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DUI stats 03-10-08 (posted 03-11-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 10, 2008

Media Release

During the week of March 4, 2008, through March 10, 2008, Big Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Seven were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 261 DUI arrests compared with 246 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 10 70
Puna 5 31
Ka’u 1 6
Kona 12 123
South Kohala 4 20
North Kohala 2 7
Island Total 34 261

There have been 364 major accidents so far this year compared with 446 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.