DUI statistics 04-04-05

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 4, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 28-April 3, 2005, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 190 DUI arrests, compared to 251 during the same period last year, a decrease of 24 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 3 62
Puna 2 32
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 6 77
South Kohala 3 9
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 14 190

There have been 459 major accidents so far this year, compared to 636 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28 percent.

There have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 15 for the same period last year, a decrease of 27 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 six 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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