DUI statistics 03-06-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 6, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of February 28-March 6, 2006, Big Island police arrested thirty-one motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and eight were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a total of 191 DUI arrests, compared to a revised total of 154 during the same period last year, an increase of 24 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 1 1
South Hilo 10 42
Puna 5 27
Ka’u 0 1
Kona 15 109
South Kohala 0 9
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 31 191

There has been a revised total of 436 major accidents so far this year, compared to a revised total of 418 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There has been a total of seven traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to nine for the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.

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