DUI stats 11-05-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
November 5, 2007

Media Release

During the week of October 30, 2007, through November 5, 2007, Big Island police arrested 38 motorists for drunk driving. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,128 DUI arrests compared with 1,056 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 14 363
Puna 3 110
Ka’u 0 39
Kona 18 524
South Kohala 2 59
North Kohala 1 24
Island Total 38 1,128

There have been 1,776 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,096 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent.

So far this year, there have been 34 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 30 during the same period last year, an increase of 13 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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