DUI statistics 11-01-04

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
PHONE: 961-2227
NOVEMBER 1, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of October 25-31, 2004, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 876 DUI arrests, compared to 849 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 1 12
North Hilo 0 6
South Hilo 6 238
Puna 2 115
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 6 424
South Kohala 0 52
North Kohala 1 17
Island Total 16 876

There have been 2,053 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,933 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.

There have been 36 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 31 for the same period last year, an increase of 16 percent. There have been eight fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to 11 at this time last year, a decrease of 27 percent. There have been 13 drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 13 fatalities at the same time last year.

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

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