DUI Statistics 01/18/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
JANUARY 18, 2000

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of January 10-16, 2000, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 61 DUI arrests, a 22 percent increase over the 50 arrested during the same period last year.

There were 50 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 114, compared to 76 during the same period last year, an increase of 50 percent.

There have been two traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to none during the same period last year.

To date, none of the traffic fatalities was related to alcohol.

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