DUI statistics 09-27-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
PHONE: 961-2227
SEPTEMBER 27, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of September 20-26, 2004, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 775 DUI arrests, compared to 745 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 11
North Hilo 0 6
South Hilo 5 213
Puna 3 95
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 11 376
South Kohala 0 48
North Kohala 0 14
Island Total 19 775

There have been 1,802 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,746 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent.

There have been 31 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 22 for the same period last year, an increase of 41 percent. There have been seven fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to six at this time last year, an increase of 17 percent. There have been six drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to seven fatalities at the same time last year, a decrease of 14 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.


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