HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
AUGUST 2, 2000
During the week of July 24-31, 2000, Big Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents, and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 710 DUI arrests, a 3 percent decrease from the 732 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 28 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 1,239, compared to 1,236 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.2 percent.
There have been 24 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 16 during the same period last year, an increase of 50 percent.
Five of this year’s traffic fatalities, or 21 percent, have been confirmed as being alcohol-related, and one, or 4 percent, has been confirmed as being drug-related.
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