DUI statistics 10-18-04

PHONE: 961-2227
OCTOBER 18, 2004


During the week of October 11-18, 2004, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 833 DUI arrests, compared to 806 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 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 6 227
Puna 4 111
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 9 404
South Kohala 0 48
North Kohala 0 14
Island Total 19 833

There have been 1,954 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,868 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.

There have been 34 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 29 for the same period last year, an increase of 17 percent. There have been eight fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to ten at this time last year, a decrease of 20 percent. There have been 13 drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 13 fatalities at the same time last year, an increase of 8 percent.

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

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