DUI statistics 08-26-02

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
AUGUST 26, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 19-25, 2002, Big Island police arrested 10 motorists for drunk driving. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 550 DUI arrests, compared to 512 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.

There have been 1,403 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,477 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.

There have been 18 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10 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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