DUI stats 07-16-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
July 16, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July10, 2007, through July 16, 2007, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 714 DUI arrests compared with 656 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 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 11 224
Puna 0 78
Ka’u 1 17
Kona 9 335
South Kohala 1 38
North Kohala 0 16
Island Total 22 714

There have been 1,132 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,378 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

So far this year, there have been 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 18 during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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