DUI Statistics 02-11-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
FEBRUARY 11, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of February 5-11, 2002, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and eight were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 97 DUI arrests, an 18 percent decrease from the 119 arrested during the same period last year.

There have been 240 major accidents so far this year, compared to 237 during the same period last year, an increase of 1 percent.

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

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

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