HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
DECEMBER 20, 2004
During the week of December 13-20, 2004, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 1,041 DUI arrests, compared to 1,009 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been 2,414 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,284 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.
There have been 39 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 33 for the same period last year, an increase of 18 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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