HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
NOVEMBER 13, 2001
During the week of November 5-11, 2001, Big Island police arrested 10 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.
So far this year, there have been 694 DUI arrests, a 30 percent decrease from the 992 arrested during the same period last year.
There have been 1,950 major accidents so far this year, compared to 1,896 during the same period last year, an increase of 3 percent.
There have been 25 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 32 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22 percent. Six of the traffic fatalities this year were related to driving while intoxicated, compared to 12 at the same time last year, a decrease of 50 percent.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.
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