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04-28-20 DUI Stats

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


Media Release

During the week of April 20, 2020, through April 26, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested nine (9) 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 290 DUI arrests compared with 362 during the same period last year a decrease of 19.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   4
North Hilo 0   0
South Hilo 3   80
Puna 2   61
Ka’u 0   4
Kona 2   115
South Kohala 1   19
North Kohala 1   7
Island Total 9   290

There have been 263 major accidents so far this year compared with 316 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.8 percent. 

To date, there were 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities, compared with 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 6 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 33.3 percent for fatal crashes and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

 DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.