HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
AUGUST 9, 2005
During the week of August 1-9, 2005, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there has been a revised total of 630 DUI arrests, compared to 631 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.2 percent. The number of arrests by district were:
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There have been 1,421 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,459 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.
There have been 20 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 25 for the same period last year, a decrease of 20 percent. There have been 12 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to seven at this time last year, an increase of 86 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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