HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JULY 21, 2003
During the week of July 14-20, 2003, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and five were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 528 DUI arrests, compared to 482 during the same period last year, an increase of 10 percent.
There have been 1,240 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,185 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.
There have been 15 fatalities so far this year, compared to 14 for the same period last year, an increase of 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.
# # #