DUI stats 11-21-11

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

Media Release

During the week of November 14, 2011, through November 20, 2011, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,307 DUI arrests compared with 1,363 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 8
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 12 536
Puna 4 173
Ka’ū 1 17
Kona 5 515
South Kohala 1 55
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total: 23


There have been 1,216 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,254 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 24 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20.8 percent.

To date, 13 fatalities this year were related to drugs only (3), alcohol only (5), or a combination of both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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