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DUI statistics for Dec. 9-15

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of Dec. 9-15, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunken driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,325 DUI arrests compared with 1,308 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.3 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	4		444
Puna	        2		126
Ka‘u     	1		29
Kona	        9		577
South Kohala	4		107
North Kohala	0		25
Island Total	20		1,325

There have been 1,659 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,047 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19 percent.

So far this year, there have been 27 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 35 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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