DUI statistics 02-18-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
FEBRUARY 18, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of February 10-16, 2003, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 92 DUI arrests, compared to 112 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.

There have been 287 major accidents so far this year, compared to 276 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.

There have been two traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to five during the same period last year, a decrease of 60 percent. There have been no fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to one DUI-related fatality at this time last year, a decrease of 100 percent.

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

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