DUI stats 10-16-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
OCTOBER 24, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of October 10, 2006 – October 16, 2006, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 978 DUI arrests compared with 783 during the same period last year, an increase of 25 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 6
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 7 252
Puna 7 99
Ka’u 0 34
Kona 10 512
South Kohala 1 62
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 25 978

There have been 1,964 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,905 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent.

There have been 29 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 29 for the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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