HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
APRIL 26, 2000
During the week of April 17-23, 2000, Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents; three of the drivers arrested were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 383 DUI arrests, a 9 percent decrease from the 422 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 44 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 676, compared to 667 during the same period last year, an increase of 1 percent.
There have been 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to four during the same period last year, an increase of 150 percent.
Four of this year’s traffic fatalities, or 40 percent, have been confirmed as being alcohol-related.
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