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DUI Arrests for the week of March 3-9

During the week of March 3, 2009, through March 9, 2009, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 233 DUI arrests compared with 246 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District	Weekly Total	Year to Date
Hāmākua	        0		0
North Hilo	0		0
South Hilo	10		54
Puna    	1		29
Ka‘u    	3		15
Kona    	8		107
South Kohala	3		20
North Kohala	2		8

Island Total	27		233

There have been 298 major accidents so far this year compared with 360 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17.2 percent.

So far this year, there were five traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with nine during the same period last year, an decrease of 44.4 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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