DUI stats 04-30-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
APRIL 30, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 24, 2007 – April 30, 2007, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Six of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a total of 422 DUI arrests, compared to a total of 372 during the same period last year, an increase of 13 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 4 121
Puna 1 58
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 9 198
South Kohala 2 24
North Kohala 1 8
Island Total 17 422

There have been 728 major accidents so far this year, compared to a total of 843 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.

There have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 13 for the same period last year, a decrease of 50 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

# # #


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.