HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
MARCH 15, 1999
During the week of March 8-15, 1999, Big Island police arrested 46 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents.
So far this year, there have been 250 DUI arrests, a 26 percent increase over the 198 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 49 major accidents during the week. They bring the total of major accidents so far this year to 416, compared to 444 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.
There have been three traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to eight fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 63 percent.
There have been no alcohol-related traffic fatalities so far this year, compared to three at the same time last year.
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