DUI statistics 05-05-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 5, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 28-May 4, 2003, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and two were under the age of 21.

There have been 765 major accidents so far this year, compared to 748 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There have been nine fatalities so far this year, compared to 14 for the same period last year, a decrease 36 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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