03-03-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of February 24, 2020, through March 1, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-nine (29) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 198 DUI arrests compared with 195 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 1   3
North Hilo 0   0
South Hilo 5   55
Puna 7   36
Ka’u 0   3
Kona 12   84
South Kohala 2   13
North Kohala 2   4
Island Total 29   198

There have been 168 major accidents so far this year compared with 163 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1 percent. 

To date, there were 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 6 fatalities, compared with 2 fatal crashes, resulting in 2 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 200 percent for fatal crashes and 200 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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