DUI Stats 05/17/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
PHONE: 961-2225
MAY 17, 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of May 10-16, 1999, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were arrested for DUI after being involved in traffic accidents.

So far this year, there have been 501 DUI arrests, a 38 percent increase over the 362 arrested during the same period last year.

There were 46 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 802, compared to 846 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.

There have been six traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 15 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 60 percent.

There have been no recorded alcohol-related traffic fatalities so far this year, compared to eight at the same time last year.

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