HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
MAY 22, 2000
During the week of May 15-21, 2000, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents, and four were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 470 DUI arrests, a 9 percent decrease from the 519 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 40 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 826, compared to 841 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.
There have been 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to six during the same period last year, an increase of 67 percent.
Four of this year’s traffic fatalities, or 40 percent, have been confirmed as being alcohol-related.
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