HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
FEBRUARY 7, 2000
During the week of January 31-February 6, 2000, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents.
So far this year, there have been 154 DUI arrests, a 59 percent increase over the 97 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 38 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 227, compared to 203 during the same period last year, an increase of 12 percent.
There have been two traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to one during the same period last year, an increase of 100 percent.
Both of this year’s traffic fatalities were alcohol-related.
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