DUI stats 06-09-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 9, 2008

Media Release

During the week of June 3, 2008, through June 9, 2008, Big Island police arrested 30 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 625 DUI arrests compared with 580 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 9
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 8 202
Puna 7 60
Ka’u 1 13
Kona 11 274
South Kohala 2 54
North Kohala 0 11
Island Total 30 625

There have been 802 major accidents so far this year compared with 917 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13 percent.

So far this year, there have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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