DUI stats 08-25-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
August 25, 2009

Media Release

During the week of August 18, 2009, through August 24, 2009, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 883 DUI arrests compared with 895 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 11 283
Puna 2 107
Ka’u 3 33
Kona 11 365
South Kohala 4 72
North Kohala 0 18
Island Total 31 883

There have been 1,020 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,170 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.8 percent.

So far this year, there were 13 (one fatality reclassified) traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.8 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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