DUI Statistics 03-27-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 27, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 21-March 27, 2006, Big Island police arrested twenty-five motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a total of 267 DUI arrests, compared to a revised total of 227 during the same period last year, an increase of 18 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 1 2
South Hilo 6 66
Puna 3 31
Ka’u 1 4
Kona 13 148
South Kohala 1 14
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 25 267

There has been a revised total of 613 major accidents so far this year, compared to a revised total of 570 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.

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