01-27-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of January 20, 2020, through January 26, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 87 DUI arrests compared with 73 during the same period last year an increase of 19.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 1   1
North Hilo 0   0
South Hilo 7   29
Puna 6   12
Ka’u 0   2
Kona 10   36
South Kohala 1   7
North Kohala 0   0
Island Total 25   87

There have been 74 major accidents so far this year compared with 60 during the same period last year, an increase of 23.3 percent. 

To date, there were 3 fatal crash, resulting in 3 fatalities, compared with 2 fatal crashes, resulting in 2 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 50 percent for fatal crashes, and 50 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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