DUI stats 03-19-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 19, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 13, 2007 – March 19, 2007, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21.

There have been 282 DUI arrests so far this year compared with 237 at this time last year, an increase of 19 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 81
Puna 5 40
Ka’u 0 11
Kona 13 130
South Kohala 1 14
North Kohala 1 6
Island Total 27 282

There have been 483 major accidents so far this year compared with 571 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent.

There have been nine traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with nine during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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