HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JUNE 3, 2002
During the week of May 27-June 2, 2002, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident and one was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 337 DUI arrests, compared to 325 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.
There have been 903 major accidents so far this year, compared to 968 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.
There have been 14 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 13 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is three, compared to five during the same period last year, a decrease of 40 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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