DUI Statistics 04-08-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 25, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 1-8, 2002, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 224 DUI arrests, a 4 percent increase over the 215 arrested during the same period last year.

There have been 583 major accidents so far this year, compared to 609 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4 percent.

There have been 11 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to six during the same period last year, an increase of 83 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is three, compared to two during the same period last year, an increase of 50 percent.

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

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