HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JULY 9, 2001
During the week of July 2-8, 2001, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers arrested was involved in a traffic collision and seven of them were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 397 DUI arrests, a 37 percent decrease from the 633 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,172 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,108 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.
There have been 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10 percent. Three of the traffic fatalities this year were related to driving while intoxicated, compared to 10 at the same time last year, a decrease of 70 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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