DUI statistics 11-15-04

PHONE: 961-2227
NOVEMBER 15, 2004


During the week of November 8-14, 2004, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 921 DUI arrests, compared to 890 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 12
North Hilo 0 6
South Hilo 5 245
Puna 7 135
Ka’u 0 12
Kona 4 439
South Kohala 2 55
North Kohala 0 17
Island Total 18 921

There have been 2,145 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,028 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.

There have been 37 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 31 for the same period last year, an increase of 19 percent. There have been eight fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to 11 at this time last year, a decrease of 27 percent. There have been 13 drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to 13 fatalities at the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.

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