DUI statistics 04-12-04

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY K. APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 12, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 5-11, 2004, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 274 DUI arrests, compared to 206 during the same period last year, an increase of 33 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District

Weekly Total

Year to Date

Hamakua
North Hilo
South Hilo
Puna
Ka’u
Kona
South Kohala
North Kohala

1
0
3
2
1
10
1
0

5
1
73
37
3
135
17
3

Island Total

18

274

There have been 688 major accidents so far this year, compared to 623 during the same period last year, an increase of 10 percent.

There have been 17 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to seven for the same period last year, an increase of 143 percent. There have been no fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to three at this time last year. There has been one drug-related fatality so far this year, compared to two fatalities at the same time last year.

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

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