DUI stats 04-02-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 2, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 27, 2007 – April 2, 2007, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

There have been 333 DUI arrests so far this year compared with 291 at this time last year, an increase of 14 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 1 89
Puna 3 49
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 18 161
South Kohala 1 15
North Kohala 0 6
Island Total 23 333

There have been 548 major accidents so far this year compared with 666 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8 percent.

There have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 12 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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