HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
AUGUST 13, 2001
During the week of August 6-12, 2001, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic collisions, and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 483 DUI arrests, a 37 percent decrease from the 769 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,392 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,320 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.
There have been 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 25 during the same period last year, a decrease of 24 percent. Six of the traffic fatalities this year were related to driving while intoxicated, compared to 11 at the same time last year, a decrease of 45 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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