During 2009, police on the Big Island have reported 233 arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence in Hawaii. That includes 27 arrests during the week of March 3-9.
Last year during the same period of time there were a total of 246 HI DUI arrests, making the latest figures a 5.3% decrease. The majority of the DUI arrests were made in South Hilo.
Serious auto accidents are down from 360 to 298, a 17.2 percent decrease. Traffic fatalities for the year total 5, down from 9 during the same window in 2008.
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