DUI stats 09-21-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of September 12, 2011, through September 18, 2011, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,059 DUI arrests compared with 1,103 during the same period last year, a decrease of four percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 6
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 12 427
Puna 3 138
Ka’ū 0 13
Kona 7 428
South Kohala 1 45
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 23 1,059

There have been 988 major accidents so far this year compared with 995 during the same period last year, a decrease of of 0.7 percent.

So far this year, there were 15 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 21 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.6 percent.

To date, 11 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (3), or a combination of both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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