DUI stats for 12-28 through 12-31 01-07-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 7, 2010

Media Release

During the period of December 28, 2009, through December 31, 2009, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

In 2009, there were 1,395 DUI arrests compared with 1,397 (revised) during the previous year, an decrease of 0.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district from December 28 through December 31 were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 5
South Hilo 3 465
Puna 2 157
Ka’u 1 49
Kona 7 577
South Kohala 2 114
North Kohala 0 24
Island Total 15 1,395

There were 1,530 major accidents in 2009 compared with 1,749 (revised) during the same period the previous year, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

There were 22 traffic fatalities on the Big Island in 2007 compared with 27 during the same period the previous year, a decrease of 18.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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