DUI statistics 11-25-02

Posted By admin On November 25, 2002 @ 5:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
NOVEMBER 25, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 18-24, 2002, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 781 DUI arrests, compared to 726 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent.

There have been 2,003 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,026 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1 percent.

There have been 26 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 25 during the same period last year, an increase of 4 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is nine, compared to 13 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent. There have been no drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to three during the same period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will be continued on an islandwide basis.

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