DUI stats for Dec. 31 01-03-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT DEXTER VERIATO
PHONE: 961-2305
JANUARY 3, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of December 26,2006 – December 31, 2006, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and three were under the age of 21.

There were 1,275 DUI arrests in 2006 compared with 1,086 in 2005, an increase of 17 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 8
North Hilo 0 4
South Hilo 12 348
Puna 4 133
Ka’u 0 42
Kona 15 653
South Kohala 0 75
North Kohala 1 12
Island Total 32 1,275

There were 2,449 major accidents in 2006 compared with 2,396 during the same period the previous year, an increase of 2 percent.

There were 33 traffic fatalities on the Big Island in 2006 compared with 36 during the same period the previous year, a decrease of 8 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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