DUI statistics 11-28-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
NOVEMBER 28, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 22 – November 28, 2005, Big Island police arrested nineteen motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a revised total of 954 DUI arrests, compared to 971 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 4 223
Puna 2 137
Ka’u 0 30
Kona 10 491
South Kohala 2 51
North Kohala 0 11
Island Total 19 954

There has been a revised total of 2,164 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,244 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4 percent.

There have been 32 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 39 for the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent. There have been 15 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to nine at this time last year, an increase of 67 percent. There have been 11 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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