DUI stats 04-27-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
April 27, 2009

Media Release

During the week of April 21, 2009, through April 27, 2009, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 418 DUI arrests compared with 439 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.8 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 8 124
Puna 2 49
Ka’u 2 18
Kona 14 177
South Kohala 4 36
North Kohala 0 12
Island Total 30 418

There have been 528 major accidents so far this year compared with 596 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.4 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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