DUI statistics 08-19-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
AUGUST 19, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 12-18, 2002, Big Island police arrested 12 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 540 DUI arrests, compared to 496 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

There have been 1,345 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,425 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

There have been 17 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is three, compared to 10 during the same period last year, a decrease of 70 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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