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DUI stats for the week of August 25-31

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 25, 2009, through August 31, 2009, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 915 DUI arrests compared with 925 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District	Weekly Total	Year to Date

Hāmākua 	0		3
North Hilo	0		2
South Hilo	7		290
Puna    	2		109
Ka'u    	2		35
Kona    	20		385
South Kohala	0		72
North Kohala	1		19

Island Total	32		915

There have been 1,043 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,201 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

2 Responses to “DUI stats for the week of August 25-31”

  1. Why don't we just call them attempted murder stats

    Rick

  2. pierce says:

    They are just under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Not all of them can be charge of attempted murder offense.

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