DUI stats 09-11-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of September 5 – September 11, 2006, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been a total of 855 DUI arrests compared with a revised total of 702 during the same period last year, an increase of 22 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 5
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 11 218
Puna 2 91
Ka’u 1 32
Kona 6 440
South Kohala 4 56
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 24 855

There have been a revised total of 1,773 major accidents so far this year compared with a total of 1,663 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

There have been a total of 27 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 28 for the same period last year, a decrease of 4 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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