HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
JUNE 28, 1999
During the week of June 21-27, 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 652 DUI arrests, a 40 percent increase over the 465 arrested during the same period last year.
There were 44 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 1,051, compared to 1,119 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.
There have been 10 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 19 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 47 percent.
Four of the fatalities have been alcohol-related, compared to nine at the same time last year, a decrease of 56 percent.
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