HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
MARCH 10, 2003
During the week of March 3-9, 2003, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic collision, and five were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 131 DUI arrests, compared to 157 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17 percent.
There have been 411 major accidents so far this year, compared to 413 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.48 percent.
There have been two fatalities so far this year, compared to eight for the same period last year, a decrease of 75 percent. There has been one fatality attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to three DUI-related fatalities at this time last year, a decrease of 67 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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