DUI statistics 06-27-05

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 27, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 20-26, 2005, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 506 DUI arrests, compared to 515 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent. The number of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 5
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 5 130
Puna 3 86
Ka’u 1 14
Kona 11 240
South Kohala 1 24
North Kohala 1 5
Island Total 22 506

There have been 1,144 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,173 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

There have been 16 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 22 for the same period last year, a decrease of 27 percent. There have been ten alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to seven at this time last year, an increase of 43 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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