DUI Statistics 10-17-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
October 17, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of October 11-17, 2005, Big Island police arrested twenty-three motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 826 DUI arrests, compared to 829 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.4 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 4 189
Puna 4 126
Ka’u 0 27
Kona 12 423
South Kohala 3 41
North Kohala 0 9
Island Total 23 826

There has been a revised total of 1,892 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,946 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 33 for the same period last year, a decrease of 12 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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