DUI statistics 03-21-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 21, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 14-20, 2005, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving.

So far this year, there have been 161 DUI arrests, compared to 216 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent. The number of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 0
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 2 54
Puna 2 29
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 9 62
South Kohala 1 6
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 14 161

There have been 392 major accidents so far this year, compared to 515 during the same period last year, a decrease of 24 percent.

There have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to eight for the same period last year, an increase of 38 percent. There have been no alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to four at this time last year, a decrease of 100 percent. There have been no drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to two at the same time last year, a decrease of 100 percent.

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

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