DUI stats 03-31-08 (posted 04-01-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
March 31, 2008

Media Release

During the week of March 25, 2008, through March 31, 2008, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Seven were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 344 DUI arrests compared with 327 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 4
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 10 104
Puna 1 36
Ka’u 1 8
Kona 13 151
South Kohala 3 34
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 28 344

There have been 482 major accidents so far this year compared with 546 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent.

So far this year, there have been 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 11 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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