DUI stats 01-22-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JANUARY 22, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of January 16, 2007, through January 22, 2007, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 69 DUI arrests compared with 51 during the same period last year, an increase of 35 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 0
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 7 15
Puna 2 8
Ka’u 3 5
Kona 12 33
South Kohala 1 7
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 25 69

There have been 132 major accidents so far this year compared with 146 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10 percent.

So far this year, there have been two traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with two during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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