DUI Statistics 06-18-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
JUNE 18, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 11-17, 2001, Big Island police arrested 12 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers arrested was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 347 DUI arrests, a 39 percent decrease from the 566 arrested during the same period last year.

There have been 1,052 major accidents so far this year, compared to 985 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

There have been 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 17 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent. One of the traffic fatalities this year was related to driving while intoxicated, compared to eight at the same time last year, a decrease of 88 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.

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