DUI stats 05-22-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE:961-2305
MAY 22, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 16-May 22, 2006, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been a total of 434 DUI arrests, compared with a revised total of 365 during the same period last year, an increase of 19 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 6 108
Puna 1 55
Ka’u 0 5
Kona 16 230
South Kohala 6 28
North Kohala 0 4
Island Total 29 434

There has been a revised total of 1,001 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 944 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.

There has been a total of 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 15 for the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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