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DUI stats 03-24-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 24, 2008

Media Release

During the week of March 18, 2008, through March 24, 2008, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Six were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 316 DUI arrests compared with 298 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 13 94
Puna 2 35
Ka’u 1 7
Kona 8 138
South Kohala 7 31
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 31 316

There have been 446 major accidents so far this year compared with 516 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 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.