HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
APRIL 26, 1999
During the week of April 19-25, 1999, Big Island police arrested 27 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 431 DUI arrests, a 42 percent increase over the 304 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 42 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 677, compared to 716 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.
There have been four traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 11 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 64 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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