DUI stats 10-19-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
October 19, 2009

Media Release

During the week of October 13, 2009, through October 19, 2009, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,081 DUI arrests compared with 1,087 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 4
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 10 366
Puna 3 126
Ka’u 1 38
Kona 4 442
South Kohala 6 82
North Kohala 0 19
Island Total 25 1,081

There have been 1,238 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,432 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.5 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 22 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.6 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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