DUI stats 06-13-07

Posted By admin On June 13, 2007 @ 5:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 13, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 5, 2007, through June 11, 2007, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 588 DUI arrests compared with 522 during the same period last year, an increase of 13 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 14 187
Puna 3 70
Ka’u 0 15
Kona 11 272
South Kohala 1 29
North Kohala 0 11
Island Total 29 588

There have been 925 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,127 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

So far this year, there have been 16 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 15 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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