HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JUNE 5, 2003
During the week of May 26-June 2, 2003, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 367 DUI arrests, compared to 335 during the same period last year, an increase of 10 percent.
There have been 934 major accidents so far this year, compared to 898 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.
There have been 13 fatalities so far this year, compared to 14 for the same period last year, a decrease 7 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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