HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
FEBRUARY 28, 2006
During the week of February 21-February 27, 2006, Big Island police arrested twenty-six motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there has been a total of 160 DUI arrests, compared to a revised total of 122 during the same period last year, an increase of 31 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There has been a revised total of 380 major accidents so far this year, compared to a revised total of 374 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.
There have been six traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to eight for the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.
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