DUI stats 04-07-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
April 7, 2009

Media Release

During the week of March 31, 2009, through April 6, 2009, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Twelve of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Six were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 343 DUI arrests compared with 369 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 2
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 12 95
Puna 4 42
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 13 148
South Kohala 1 31
North Kohala 1 10
Island Total 31 343

There have been 432 major accidents so far this year compared with 513 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.8 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, a decrease of 54.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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