DUI Statistics 09-12-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
September 12, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of September 5-12, 2005, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash, and one of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 742 DUI arrests, compared to 731 during the same period last year, a increase of 2 percent. The number of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 2 173
Puna 5 116
Ka’u 0 22
Kona 7 376
South Kohala 0 37
North Kohala 0 8
Island Total 14 742

There have been 1,647 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,698 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

There have been 28 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 29 for the same period last year, a decrease of 3 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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