DUI Stats 08/30/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
LIEUTENANT ERNEST E. CORREIA
PHONE: 961-2225
AUGUST 30, 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

During the week of August 23-29, 1999, Big Island police arrested 21 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 805 DUI arrests, a 19-percent increase over the 678 arrested during the same period last year.

There were 54 major accidents during the week. They bring the total number of major accidents so far this year to 1,413, compared to 1,503 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent.

There have been 21 traffic fatalities on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 26 fatalities during the same period last year, a decrease of 19 percent.

Four of the fatalities this year have been alcohol-related, compared to 12 at the same time last year, a decrease of 67 percent. One of the fatalities this year was also drug-related.

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