HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
JULY 12, 2005
During the week of July 4-10, 2005, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 541 DUI arrests, compared to 551 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent. The number of arrests by district were:
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There have been 1,248 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,273 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.
There have been 17 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 24 for the same period last year, a decrease of 29 percent. There have been 12 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to seven at this time last year, an increase of 71 percent. There have been nine drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 11 at the same time last year, a decrease of 18 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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