DUI stats 06-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
June 27, 2011

Media Release

During the week of June 20, 2011, through June 26, 2011, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 705 DUI arrests compared with 743 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 9 277
Puna 2 83
Ka’ū 0 8
Kona 10 300
South Kohala 1 31
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 22 705

There have been 656 major accidents so far this year compared with 667 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 1.6 percent.

So far this year, there were 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 18 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 38.9 percent.

To date, six fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (2), or a combination of both (2).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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