DUI statistics 12-01-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
DECEMBER 1, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of November 24-30, 2003, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions, and two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 942 DUI arrests, compared to 798 during the same period last year, an increase of 18 percent.

There have been 2,145 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,035 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.

There have been 31 fatalities so far this year, compared to 26 for the same period last year, an increase of 19 percent. There have been four fatalities attributed to drunk driving so far this year, compared to 10 at this time last year, a decrease of 60 percent. There have been two drug-related fatalities so far this year, compared to none at the same time last year.

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

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