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DUI stats for the week of August 23-29


During the week of August 23, 2010, through August 29, 2010, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,012 DUI arrests compared with 918 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District	Weekly Total	Year to Date

Hāmākua  	0		7
North Hilo	1		3
South Hilo	8		357
Puna    	4		104
Ka‘ū    	0		42
Kona    	14		419
South Kohala	2		72
North Kohala	0		8

Island Total	29		1,012

There have been 886 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,057 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.2 percent.

So far this year, there were 20 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 14 during the same period last year, an increase of 42.9 percent.

To date, 18 fatalities this year were related to drugs (10), alcohol (8) or both (5).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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