DUI stats 06-16-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
June 16, 2008

Media Release

During the week of June 10, 2008, through June 16, 2008, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 654 DUI arrests compared with 598 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 10
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 9 211
Puna 1 61
Ka’u 1 14
Kona 15 289
South Kohala 2 56
North Kohala 0 11
Island Total 29 654

There have been 826 major accidents so far this year compared with 961 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.

So far this year, there have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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