HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
MAY 9, 2005
During the week of May 2-8, 2005, Big Island police arrested 10 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash, and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 254 DUI arrests, compared to 358 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27 percent. The number of arrests by district were:
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There have been 602 major accidents so far this year, compared to 871 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent.
There have been 15 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 17 for the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent. There has been four alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to five at this time last year, a decrease of 20 percent. There have been two drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to six at the same time last year, a decrease of 67 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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