DUI statistics 06-20-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 20, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 13-19, 2005, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash, and five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 363 DUI arrests, compared to 494 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27 percent. The number of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 2
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 2 113
Puna 5 68
Ka’u 0 10
Kona 15 144
South Kohala 0 22
North Kohala 0 3
Island Total 22 363

There have been 1,068 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,132 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

There have been 16 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 21 for the same period last year, a decrease of 24 percent. There have been eight alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to seven at this time last year, an increase of 14 percent. There have been nine drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 10 at the same time last year, a decrease of 10 percent.

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

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