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DUI stats for the week of April 27 – May 3

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 27, 2010, through May 3, 2010, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 526 DUI arrests compared with 460 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District	Weekly Total	Year to Date

Hāmākua 	0		3
North Hilo	1		2
South Hilo	11		181
Puna    	4		44
Ka'ū    	1		28
Kona    	9		225
South Kohala	1		40
North Kohala	0		3

Island Total	27		526

There have been 464 major accidents so far this year compared with 568 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.3 percent.

So far this year, there were 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with five during the same period last year, an increase of 100 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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