DUI statistics 03-12-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SETION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 12, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 4-10, 2002, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 160 DUI arrests, a 14 percent decrease from the 186 arrested during the same period last year.

There have been 417 major accidents so far this year, compared to 429 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3 percent.

There have been eight traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to one fatality during the same period last year, an increase of 700 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is two, compared to none during the same period last year.

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

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