HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
MARCH 31, 2003
During the week of March 24-30, 2003, Big Island police arrested 11 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 174 DUI arrests, compared to 201 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13 percent.
There have been 539 major accidents so far this year, compared to 529 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.
There have been three fatalities so far this year, compared to 11 for the same period last year, a decrease 73 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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