DUI stats 11-27-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
NOVEMBER 27, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 21,2006 – November 27, 2006, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,115 DUI arrests compared with 902 during the same period last year, an increase of 24 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 9 292
Puna 4 116
Ka’u 0 39
Kona 11 578
South Kohala 3 69
North Kohala 0 10
Island Total 27 1,115

There have been 2,228 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,185 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There have been 32 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year compared with 32 for the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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