DUI stats 04-23-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 23, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 17, 2007 – April 23, 2007, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

There have been 405 DUI arrests so far this year compared with 350 at this time last year, an increase of 16 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 10 117
Puna 0 57
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 5 189
South Kohala 1 22
North Kohala 0 7
Island Total 16 405

There have been 680 major accidents so far this year compared with 808 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent.

There have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 12 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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