DUI stats 12-03-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
December 3, 2007

Media Release

During the week of November 27, 2007, through December 3, 2007, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,261 DUI arrests compared with 1,154 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 0 9
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 12 409
Puna 0 116
Ka’u 2 44
Kona 10 587
South Kohala 3 70
North Kohala 0 25
Island Total 27 1,261

There have been 1,947 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,282 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 32 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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