HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JUNE 17, 2002
During the week of June 10-17, 2002, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 370 DUI arrests, compared to 344 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent.
There have been 991 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,049 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.
There have been 14 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 14 during the same period last year. 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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