HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2001
During the week of September 3-9, 2001, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers arrested were involved in traffic accidents and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 556 DUI arrests, a 35 percent decrease from the 852 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,583 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,501 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.
There have been 20 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 27 during the same period last year, a decrease of 26 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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