DUI yearly stats 01-13-09

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
January 13, 2009

Media Release

During 2008, Big Island police arrested 1,395 motorists for drunk driving compared with 1,413 during 2007. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Yearly Total
Hamakua 13
North Hilo 4
South Hilo 467
Puna 133
Ka’u 30
Kona 611
South Kohala 111
North Kohala 26
Island Total 1,395

There were 1,716 major accidents in 2008 compared with 2,171 in 2007, a decrease of 21 percent.

There were 27 traffic fatalities in 2008 compared with 37 the previous year, a decrease of 27 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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