DUI Statistics 10-24-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
October 24, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of October 18 – October 24, 2005, Big Island police arrested twelve motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 838 DUI arrests, compared to 855 during the same period last year, a decrease 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 3
South Hilo 1 190
Puna 3 129
Ka’u 2 29
Kona 4 427
South Kohala 1 42
North Kohala 1 10
Island Total 12 838

There has been a revised total of 1,931 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,994 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 35 for the same period last year, a decrease of 17 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 islandwide.

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