DUI statistics 07-25-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JULY 25, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July 18-24, 2005, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 576 DUI arrests, compared to 589 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 4 141
Puna 1 92
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 16 288
South Kohala 1 29
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 22 576

There have been 1,324 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,364 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

There have been 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 25 for the same period last year, a decrease of 24 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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