DUI stats 05-29-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 29, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 22, 2007, through May 28, 2007, Big Island police arrested 38 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. Seven of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 527 DUI arrests compared with 478 during the same period last year, an increase of 10 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 4
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 16 160
Puna 0 63
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 18 247
South Kohala 2 27
North Kohala 2 11
Island Total 38 527

There have been 846 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,049 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19 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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