DUI statistics 07-07-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
JULY 7, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of June 30-July 6, 2003, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and seven were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 484 DUI arrests, compared to 445 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

There have been 1,157 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,114 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.

There have been 16 fatalities so far this year, compared to 14 for the same period last year, an increase of 14 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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