DUI stats 10-27-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
October 27, 2009

Media Release

During the week of October 20, 2009, through October 26, 2009, Big Island police arrested 43 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,124 DUI arrests compared with 1,130 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 17 383
Puna 2 128
Ka’u 4 42
Kona 14 456
South Kohala 6 88
North Kohala 0 19
Island Total 43 1,124

There have been 1,279 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,455 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.1 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 22 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.6 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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