DUI statistics 11-21-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
NOVEMBER 21, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 15 – November 21, 2005, Big Island police arrested twenty motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 935 DUI arrests, compared to 946 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1 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 10 219
Puna 1 135
Ka’u 0 30
Kona 7 481
South Kohala 2 49
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 20 935

There has been a revised total of 2,130 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,206 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

There have been 32 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 37 for the same period last year, a decrease of 14 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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