HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
APRIL 22, 2003
During the week of April 14-20, 2003, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and four were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 237 DUI arrests, compared to 243 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.
There have been 674 major accidents so far this year, compared to 675 during the same period last year, an increase of 1 percent.
There have been seven fatalities so far this year, compared to 14 for the same period last year, a decrease 50 percent. There has been one fatality attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to five DUI-related fatalities at this time last year, a decrease of 80 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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