DUI statistics 01-24-05

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JANUARY 24, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of January 17-23, 2005, Big Island police arrested five motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic collision.

So far this year, there have been 36 DUI arrests, compared to 67 during the same period last year, a decrease of 46 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 0
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 5 17
Puna 0 6
Ka’u 0 2
Kona 0 6
South Kohala 0 3
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 5 36

There have been 129 major accidents so far this year, compared to 137 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

There have been five traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to none for the same period last year. There have been no alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to none at this time last year. There have been no drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to none at the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.

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