HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
JULY 23, 2001
During the week of July 16-22, 2001, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Eleven of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic collisions, and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 426 DUI arrests, a 38 percent decrease from the 682 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,256 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,206 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent.
There have been 18 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 23 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22 percent. Six of the traffic fatalities this year were related to driving while intoxicated, compared to 10 at the same time last year, a decrease of 40 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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