DUI stats 05-30-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE:961-2305
MAY 30, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 23-May 29, 2006, Big Island police arrested 49 motorists for drunk driving. Thirteen 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 483 DUI arrests, compared with a revised total of 387 during the same period last year, an increase of 25 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 3
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 15 123
Puna 1 56
Ka’u 1 6
Kona 30 260
South Kohala 0 28
North Kohala 1 5
Island Total 49 483

There has been a revised total of 1,048 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 985 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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