DUI statistics 03-13-06

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 13, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 7-March 13, 2006, Big Island police arrested twenty-one motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a total of 212 DUI arrests, compared to a revised total of 172 during the same period last year, an increase of 23 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 6 48
Puna 0 27
Ka’u 1 2
Kona 14 123
South Kohala 0 9
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 21 212

There has been a revised total of 506 major accidents so far this year, compared to a revised total of 493 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent.

There has been a total of eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to ten for the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.

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