01-07-19 DUI year-end stats

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Program Manager Torey D. Keltner
Phone: (808)  961-2305

 

 

 

 Media Release

For the year 2018, there were 1,095 DUI arrests compared with 1,160 in 2017, a decrease of 5.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District   For the Year 2018
     
Hāmākua   9
North Hilo   4
South Hilo   279
Puna   219
Ka’u   23
Kona    466
South Kohala   85
North Kohala   10
     
Island Total   1,095

There were 163 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2018, compared with 220 in 2017, a decrease of 25.9 percent.

There were 54 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2018, compared with 72 in 2017, a decrease of 25 percent. 

For the year 2018, there were 1,137 major accidents compared with 1,366 in 2017, a decrease of 16.8 percent.

In 2018, there were 30 fatal crashes on Hawaii Island (two of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 32 fatalities, compared with 30 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in 32 fatalities recorded in 2017.   

Impairment was a factor in 19 fatalities in 2018. Of those, seven involved drugs only, and twelve involved both alcohol and drugs. (Totals may increase due to pending toxicology reports).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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