HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
During the week of July 11-July 17, 2006, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been a total of 652 DUI arrests compared with a revised total of 528 during the same period last year, an increase of 23 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There has been a revised total of 1,367 major accidents so far this year, compared with a revised total of 1,299 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.
There has been a total of 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 19 for the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.
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