DUI Statistics 08-05-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
AUGUST 5, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of July 29-August 4, 2002, Big Island police arrested 12 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 514 DUI arrests, compared to 460 during the same period last year, an increase of 12 percent.

There have been 1,272 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,345 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.

There have been 16 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 19 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is three, compared to nine during the same period last year, a decrease of 67 percent. There have been no drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to two during the same period last year.

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

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