HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
SEPTEMBER 4, 2001
During the week of August 27-September 2, 2001, Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic accidents.
So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests, a 36 percent decrease from the 835 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,536 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,453 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.
There have been 20 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 26 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23 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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