DUI stats 10-01-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
October 1, 2007

Media Release

During the week of September 25, 2007, through October 1, 2007, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 998 DUI arrests compared with 940 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 8
North Hilo 1 1
South Hilo 10 322
Puna 2 95
Ka’u 1 32
Kona 15 467
South Kohala 2 52
North Kohala 0 21
Island Total 32 998

There have been 1,574 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,897 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.

So far this year, there have been 30 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 29 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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