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DUI stats 03-17-08 (posted 03-19-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 17, 2008

Media Release

During the week of March 11, 2008, through March 17, 2008, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 285 DUI arrests compared with 274 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 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 11 81
Puna 2 33
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 7 130
South Kohala 4 24
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 24 285

There have been 404 major accidents so far this year compared with 480 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 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.