DUI Statistics 05-14-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MAY 14, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 7-13, 2001, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic accidents and four were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 287 DUI arrests, a 35 percent decrease from the 440 arrested during the same period last year.

There have been 859 major accidents so far this year, compared to 785 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

There have been 12 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 10 during the same period last year, an increase of 20 percent. One of the traffic fatalities this year was related to driving while intoxicated, compared to six at the same time last year, a decrease of 83 percent.

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

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