04-16-19 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of April 8, 2019, through April 14, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), 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 336 DUI arrests compared with 324 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.7 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 3 80
Puna 2 62
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 7 145
South Kohala 4 36
North Kohala 0 1
Island Total 16 336

There have been 274 major accidents so far this year compared with 379 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.7 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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