DUI Stats 04/12/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
PHONE: 961-2225
APRIL 12, 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of April 4-11, 1999, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 384 DUI arrests, a 44 percent increase over the 266 arrested during the same period last year.

There were 51 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 585, compared to 633 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8 percent.

There have been three traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 11 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 73 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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