DUI statistics 03-24-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 24, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of March 17-23, 2003, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 163 DUI arrests, compared to 185 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12 percent.

There have been 497 major accidents so far this year, compared to 488 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There have been two fatalities so far this year, compared to 11 for the same period last year, a decrease of 82 percent. There has been one fatality attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to four DUI-related fatalities at this time last year, a decrease of 75 percent.

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

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