DUI statistics 12-23-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
DECEMBER 23, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of December 16-22, 2002, Big Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents, and one was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 851 DUI arrests, compared to 801 during the same period last year, an increase of 6 percent.

There have been 2,193 major accidents so far this year, compared to 2,231 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

There have been 27 confirmed traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 30 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10 percent. The DUI fatality count so far this year is nine, compared to 15 during the same period last year, a decrease of 40 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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