DUI stats 11-19-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
November 19, 2007

Media Release

During the week of November 7, 2007, through November 19, 2007, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Eleven of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Seven were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,206 DUI arrests compared with 1,103 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 1 9
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 12 389
Puna 1 114
Ka’u 1 41
Kona 18 562
South Kohala 3 65
North Kohala 0 25
Island Total 36 1,206

There have been 1,865 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,182 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent.

So far this year, there have been 35 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 30 during the same period last year, an increase of 17 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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