DUI stats 05-07-07

Posted By admin On May 7, 2007 @ 5:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 7, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 1, 2007, through May 7, 2007, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 445 DUI arrests compared with 388 during the same period last year, an increase of 15 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 2 3
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 10 131
Puna 0 58
Ka’u 2 14
Kona 9 207
South Kohala 0 24
North Kohala 0 8
Island Total 23 445

There have been 763 major accidents so far this year compared with 902 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent.

So far this year, there have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 14 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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