04-09-19 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of April 4, 2019, through April 7, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen, (15), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. There were no drivers under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 320 DUI arrests compared with 298 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
 
Hāmākua 0 3
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 1 77
Puna 5 60
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 8 138
South Kohala 1 32
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 15 320

There have been 254 major accidents so far this year compared with 355 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.5 percent. 

To date, there were 5 fatal crashes, resulting in 5 fatalities, compared with 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths), for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 16.7 percent for fatal crashes and 28.6 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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