DUI statistics 07-18-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JULY 18, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July 11-17, 2005, Big Island police arrested 13 motorists for drunk driving.

So far this year, there have been 555 DUI arrests, compared to 569 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 1 138
Puna 1 91
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 11 273
South Kohala 0 26
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 13 555

There have been 1,288 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,317 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

There have been 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 24 for the same period last year, a decrease of 25 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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