HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
During the week of September 8-14, 2003, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and two were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 708 DUI arrests, compared to 599 during the same period last year, an increase of 18 percent.
There have been 1,662 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,557 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent.
There have been 22 fatalities so far this year, compared to 18 for the same period last year, an increase of 22 percent. There have been two fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to five DUI-related fatalities at this time last year, a decrease of 60 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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