HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY APELE
OCTOBER 23, 2000
During the week of October 16-22, 2000, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and three were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 952 DUI arrests, a decrease of 1 percent from the 963 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 56 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 1,766, compared to 1,722 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 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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