DUI statistics 08-22-05

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
AUGUST 22, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 15-22, 2005, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 686 DUI arrests, compared to 671 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 1 8
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 6 163
Puna 2 105
Ka’u 0 17
Kona 12 349
South Kohala 2 34
North Kohala 1 8
Island Total 24 686

There have been 1,519 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,540 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1 percent.

There have been 22 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 28 for the same period last year, a decrease of 21 percent. There have been 13 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to eight at this time last year, an increase of 63 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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