DUI stats 05-02-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305
May 2, 2011

Media Release

During the week of April 25, 2011, through May 1, 2011, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 468 DUI arrests compared with 522 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 3
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 14 175
Puna 4 62
Ka’ū 0 7
Kona 13 194
South Kohala 0 25
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 32 468


There have been 455 major accidents so far this year compared with 476 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 4.4 percent.

So far this year, there were eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 10 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent.

To date, four fatalities this year were related to drugs only (2), alcohol only (1) or a combination of both (1 of the 8).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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