HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
AUGUST 19, 2003
During the week of August 11-17, 2003, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and six were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 621 DUI arrests, compared to 539 during the same period last year, an increase of 15 percent.
There have been 1,450 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,344 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent.
There have been 18 fatalities so far this year, compared to 17 for the same period last year, an increase of 6 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.
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