HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
MARCH 25, 2002
During the week of March 18-24, 2002, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 191 DUI arrests, a 4 percent decrease from the 198 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 493 major accidents so far this year, compared to 531 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.
There have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to three during the same period last year, an increase of 267 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is three, compared to none during the same period last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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