DUI statistics 11-07-05

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
NOVEMBER 7, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 1 – November 7, 2005, Big Island police arrested twenty-four motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and three was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 881 DUI arrests, compared to 898 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 8 202
Puna 1 131
Ka’u 0 30
Kona 15 453
South Kohala 0 44
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 24 881

There has been a revised total of 2,045 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,092 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

There have been 30 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 36 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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