DUI stats 11-24-08 (posted 11-25-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
November 24, 2008

Media Release

During the week of November 18, 2008, through November 24, 2008, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Six were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,227 DUI arrests compared with 1,222 during the same period last year, an increase of .4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 13
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 11 416
Puna 1 110
Ka’u 0 27
Kona 7 536
South Kohala 2 97
North Kohala 0 24
Island Total 21 1,227

There have been 1,564 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,902 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

So far this year, there have been 24 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 35 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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