HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
DECEMBER 28, 2005
During the week of December 20 – December 26, 2005, Big Island police arrested twenty motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there has been a revised total of 1,055 DUI arrests, compared to 1,065 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.9 percent. The number of arrests by district were:
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There has been a revised total of 2,348 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,449 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4 percent.
There have been 35 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 39 for the same period last year, a decrease of 10 percent. There have been 18 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, compared to nine at this time last year, an increase of 100 percent. There have been 11 drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 11 at the same time last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.
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