DUI stats 05-03-06

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE:961-2305
MAY 3, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 25-May 1, 2006, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been a total of 373 DUI arrests, compared with a revised total of 307 during the same period last year, an increase of 22 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 2
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 5 95
Puna 4 51
Ka’u 0 4
Kona 11 195
South Kohala 0 20
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 20 373

There has been a revised total of 848 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 794 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

There has been a total of 13 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 14 for the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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