DUI statistics 02-28-06

PHONE: 961-2305
FEBRUARY 28, 2006


During the week of February 21-February 27, 2006, Big Island police arrested twenty-six motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes, and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there has been a total of 160 DUI arrests, compared to a revised total of 122 during the same period last year, an increase of 31 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 1
North Hilo 0 0
South Hilo 3 32
Puna 6 22
Ka’u 0 1
Kona 15 94
South Kohala 2 9
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 26 160

There has been a revised total of 380 major accidents so far this year, compared to a revised total of 374 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There have been six traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to eight for the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued islandwide.

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