DUI stats 12-15-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
December 15, 2009

Media Release

During the week of December 8, 2009, through December 14, 2009, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,298 DUI arrests compared with 1,309 during the same period last year, an decrease of 0.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 10 440
Puna 4 147
Ka’u 3 47
Kona 8 531
South Kohala 3 102
North Kohala 0 22
Island Total 28 1,298

There have been 1,454 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,668 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.8 percent.

So far this year, there were 22 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 27 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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