DUI stats 10-28-08

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
October 28, 2008

Media Release

During the week of October 21, 2008, through October 27, 2008, Big Island police arrested 39 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,136 DUI arrests compared with 1,083 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 19 389
Puna 4 96
Ka’u 0 27
Kona 15 498
South Kohala 1 88
North Kohala 0 24
Island Total 39 1,136

There have been 1,448 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,722 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent.

So far this year, there have been 22 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 33 during the same period last year, a decrease of 33 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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