DUI stats 06-26-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 26, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 19, 2007, through June 25, 2007, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Eleven 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 636 DUI arrests compared with 563 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 6
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 8 197
Puna 0 73
Ka’u 1 16
Kona 16 299
South Kohala 1 31
North Kohala 2 14
Island Total 28 636

There have been 1,008 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,217 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

So far this year, there have been 17 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 17 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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