HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
During the week of September 19 – September 25, 2006, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been a total of 907 DUI arrests compared with a revised total of 727 during the same period last year, an increase of 25 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:
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There have been a revised total of 1,848 major accidents so far this year compared with a total of 1,760 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 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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