HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
October 31, 2005
During the week of October 25 – October 31, 2005, Big Island police arrested sixteen motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there has been a revised total of 857 DUI arrests, compared to 874 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent. The number of arrests by district were:
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There has been a revised total of 1,986 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,047 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 36 for the same period last year, a decrease of 19 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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