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Dui stats 02-17-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 17, 2010

Media Release

During the week of February 8, 2010, through February 14, 2010, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 203 DUI arrests compared with 153 during the same period last year, an increase of 33 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 6 (Revised) 61
Puna 1 19
Ka’Å« 0 7
Kona 6 87
South Kohala 6 24
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 20 203

There have been 149 major accidents so far this year compared with 230 during the same period last year, a decrease of 35.2 percent.

So far this year, there were six traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with four during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.