DUI statistics 05-25-04

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY K. APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 25, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 17-24, 2004, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 415 DUI arrests, compared to 341 during the same period last year, an increase of 22 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
10
3
0
11
0
1

8
4
119
54
4
191
27
8

Island Total

26

415

There have been 968 major accidents so far this year, compared to 885 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

There have been 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 12 for the same period last year, an increase of 58 percent. There has been one fatality attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to four at this time last year, a decrease of 75 percent. There have been four drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to two fatalities at the same time last year, an increase of 100 percent.

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

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