DUI statistics 04-11-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 11, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 4-10, 2005, Big Island police arrested 11 motorists for drunk driving.

So far this year, there have been 201 DUI arrests, compared to 272 during the same period last year, a decrease of 26 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 4 66
Puna 2 34
Ka’u 0 6
Kona 4 81
South Kohala 1 10
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 11 201

There have been 489 major accidents so far this year, compared to 682 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 17 for the same period last year, a decrease of 35 percent. There have been no alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to five 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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