DUI statistics 12-28-05

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

MEDIA RELEASE

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:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 4 255
Puna 5 161
Ka’u 1 31
Kona 10 531
South Kohala 0 54
North Kohala 0 11
Island Total 20 1,055

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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