DUI stats 05-14-07 (Posted 05-21-07)

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 14, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 8, 2007, through May 14, 2007, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Five 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 463 DUI arrests compared with 404 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 0 3
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 8 139
Puna 1 59
Ka’u 1 15
Kona 7 214
South Kohala 0 24
North Kohala 1 9
Island Total 18 463

There have been 791 major accidents so far this year compared with 948 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

So far this year, there have been 13 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 14 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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