02-19-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of February 10, 2020, through February 16, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant was under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 147 DUI arrests compared with 144 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.1percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   1
North Hilo 0   0
South Hilo 9   44
Puna 4   25
Ka’u 0   3
Kona 9   63
South Kohala 0   10
North Kohala 0   1
Island Total 22   147

There have been 131 major accidents so far this year compared with 119 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. 

To date, there were 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 4 fatalities, compared with 2 fatal crashes, resulting in 2 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 100 percent for fatal crashes and 100 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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