HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
MAY 21, 2001
During the week of May 14-20, 2001, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic accidents and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 308 DUI arrests, a 34 percent decrease from the 467 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 890 major accidents so far this year, compared to 824 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 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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