DUI Statistics 09-26-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
September 26, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of September 19-26, 2005, Big Island police arrested 10 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 766 DUI arrests, compared to 771 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.7 percent. The number of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 1 178
Puna 2 120
Ka’u 0 22
Kona 6 389
South Kohala 0 37
North Kohala 1 9
Island Total 10 766

There have been 1,750 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,800 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

There have been 29 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 31 for the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent. There have been 13 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to nine at this time last year, an increase of 44 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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