DUI stats 09-24-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
September 24, 2007

Media Release

During the week of September 18, 2007, through September 24, 2007, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 966 DUI arrests compared with 918 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 7
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 2 312
Puna 0 93
Ka’u 1 31
Kona 14 452
South Kohala 1 50
North Kohala 2 21
Island Total 20 966

There have been 1,536 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,849 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

So far this year, there have been 29 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 27 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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