DUI stats 06-20-06

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 20, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 13-June 19, 2006, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been a total of 536 DUI arrests, compared with a revised total of 455 during the same period last year, an increase of 18 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 5 137
Puna 3 65
Ka’u 1 8
Kona 9 284
South Kohala 2 31
North Kohala 0 5
Island Total 18 536

There has been a revised total of 1,169 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 1,113 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.

There has been a total of 17 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 16 for the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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