01-07-20 DUI stats (Year-End)

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

 

 Media Release

For the year 2019, there were 1,085 DUI arrests compared with 1,095 in 2018, a decrease of 0.91 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District   For the Year 2019
     
Hāmākua   15
North Hilo   4
South Hilo   284
Puna   178
Ka’u   23
Kona   477
South Kohala   98
North Kohala   6
     
Island Total   1,085

There were 233 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2019, compared with 163 in 2018, an increase of 42.9 percent.

There were 65 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2019, compared with 54 in 2018, an increase of 20.4 percent. 

For the year 2019, there were 983 major accidents compared with 1,137 in 2018, a decrease of 13.5 percent.

In 2019 there were 25 fatal crashes on Hawaiʻi Island, resulting in 25 fatalities, compared with 30 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths) resulting in 32 fatalities recorded in 2018.   

Impairment was a factor in 12 fatalities in 2019.  Of those, four involved alcohol only, seven involved drugs only, and one involved both alcohol and drugs. (Totals may increase due to pending toxicology reports).

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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