DUI stats 06-13-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 13, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 6-June 12, 2006, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Nine 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 518 DUI arrests, compared with a revised total of 437 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 4
North Hilo 0 2
South Hilo 3 132
Puna 4 62
Ka’u 1 7
Kona 9 275
South Kohala 2 31
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 19 518

There has been a revised total of 1,121 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 1,073 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.

There has been a total of 15 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 16 for the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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