DUI stats 09-15-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
September 15, 2008

Media Release

During the week of September 9, 2008, through September 15, 2008, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 987 DUI arrests compared with 938 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 10
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 9 333
Puna 0 82
Ka’u 1 24
Kona 16 434
South Kohala 5 77
North Kohala 1 23
Island Total 32 987

There have been 1,237 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,496 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

So far this year, there have been 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 26 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.