DUI stats 02-11-08 (posted 02-20-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
February 11, 2008

Media Release

During the week of February 5, 2008, through February 11, 2008, Big Island police arrested 35 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 165 DUI arrests compared with 146 during the same period last year, an increase of 13 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 2 3
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 15 47
Puna 0 14
Ka’u 0 2
Kona 15 86
South Kohala 2 9
North Kohala 1 4
Island Total 35 165

There have been 225 major accidents so far this year compared with 259 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13 percent.

So far this year, there have been five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with six during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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