DUI Statistics 10-16-00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
OCTOBER 16, 2000

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of October 9-15, 2000, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 930 DUI arrests, a decrease of 3 percent from the 957 arrested during the same period last year.

There were 39 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 1,710, compared to 1,676 during the same period last year, an increase of 2 percent.

There have been 30 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 24 during the same period last year, an increase of 25 percent.

Seven of this year’s traffic fatalities, or 23 percent, have been confirmed as being alcohol-related, and one has been confirmed as being drug-related.

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