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Old 11-30-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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Most Kona DUIs are young, white males

Laborer is most prevalent occupation in arrests

by Betsy Tranquilli
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Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:40 AM HST



The construction boom in recent years has brought jobs and economic growth to West Hawaii, but it has apparently brought another impact to the area -- increased drunken driving.

The plurality of people arrested for driving under the influence come from the Kona district and are single white males between the ages of 21 and 25 who work as laborers, according to responses to a voluntary survey compiled by the island's Impaired Driving Task Force.

Since November 2005, surveys have been handed out to everyone taking the 14-hour drivers' education class mandated by the judiciary following a DUI arrest, according to task force coordinator Jackie Murai with the Hawaii County Police Traffic Enforcement Unit. Response to the survey was voluntary and anonymous. The survey was conducted islandwide.

Of 379 surveys completed between November 2005 and September 2006, 211 respondents, or 56 percent, came from the Kona district.

Respondents were predominantly male (80 percent), white (38 percent), single (59 percent), with 40 percent working as laborers.

Many reported being arrested between midnight and 2 a.m. (27 percent) after drinking at a bar (39 percent). Most respondents, 74 percent, said they were drinking beer.

The plurality had four to six drinks within two hours. Of those arrested, 65 percent said they knew they were driving while intoxicated and 15 percent had been arrested before for the same offense.

"It's a cultural thing here. When construction workers are pau at 3:30 p.m., they drink a six-pack before they even get started," said Lil Beaufrere, chairwoman of the Hawaii County Safety Council. "That's fine. Go have your fun and unwind, but we have to get through to them that they are havoc on the road and they are not safe. We need to do more hands-on work with companies here."

Murai said, as a result of the survey statistics, police want to do more outreach work with area construction companies and form a partnership to combat what is becoming a pervasive problem.

"We're going to be reaching out to construction companies and farmers to try and increase awareness," Murai said. "We're putting together flyers about the legal consequences to post at job sites and we're offering to do presentation to employees to go over the legal implications of drinking and driving. It is a liability for companies. If they lose their license for a DUI arrest, that impacts their job, their livelihood, their families and the whole community suffers."

While police plan to reach out to island laborers, they don't target them on the roads, and the results of the survey have little to do with where or when they set up DUI enforcement, said Kona Lt. Brad Ballesteros.

Because officers conduct roadblocks using federal grant money, they typically set up after shifts, around 7:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m., Ballesteros said.

Police pick locations for enforcement based on visibility and safety, such as Kuakini Highway and Henry Street, not on the location of bars.

Regardless of statistical implications, Ballesteros said police don't pull people over based on being a white male of a certain age.

"We don't target anyone specifically. We target the drunks," Ballesteros said. "We take everyone, from all walks of life, if they've been drinking and driving."
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Lol....thats funny ...go home white man...wait im white..WTF?
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Most Kona DUIs are young, white males

Laborer is most prevalent occupation in arrests

by Betsy Tranquilli
West Hawaii Today
btranquilli@westhawaiitoday.com
Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:40 AM HST



Regardless of statistical implications, Ballesteros said police don't pull people over based on being a white male of a certain age.

"We don't target anyone specifically. We target the drunks," Ballesteros said. "We take everyone, from all walks of life, if they've been drinking and driving."
BULL$HIT

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They may pull everyone over but the locals are let off with a "warning".

I lived in Hawaii for over 4 years, it's no secret that Haole are not welcome by many. After seeing what has happened to Oahu, I do not blame them. Oahu is ruined and the rest of the islands are rapidly going down the tubes.
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BULL$HIT

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They may pull everyone over but the locals are let off with a "warning".

I lived in Hawaii for over 4 years, it's no secret that Haole are not welcome by many. After seeing what has happened to Oahu, I do not blame them. Oahu is ruined and the rest of the islands are rapidly going down the tubes.
That's the point. Blacks, Mexicans, etc. always ' about how their discriminated against. All depends on the situation, so to all the whiny criers get over yourselves.:icon_bigg
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