03-17-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of March 9, 2020, through March 15, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 246 DUI arrests compared with 256 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   3
North Hilo 0   0
South Hilo 7   67
Puna 9   52
Ka’u 0   3
Kona 7   100
South Kohala 1   15
North Kohala 1   6
Island Total 25   246

There have been 200 major accidents so far this year compared with 206 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.9 percent. 

To date, there were 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 6 fatalities, compared with 3 fatal crashes, resulting in 3 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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