DUI stats 11-01-10

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
November 1, 2010

Media Release

During the week of October 25, 2010, through October 31, 2010, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 1,208 DUI arrests compared with 1,154 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 7
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 3 468
Puna 5 152
Ka’Å« 0 46
Kona 13 518
South Kohala 0 77
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 21 1,280

There have been 1,145 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,313 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.8 percent.

So far this year, there were 23 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 20 during the same period last year, an increase of 15 percent.

To date, 20 fatalities this year were related to drugs (11), alcohol (10) or a combination of both (6 of the 20).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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