Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
November 19, 2007
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:
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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.