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04-30-19 DUI stats (Corrected)

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

Media Release

During the week of April 22, 2019, through April 28, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six 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 373 DUI arrests compared with 371 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.54 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 1 4
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 5 92
Puna 2 69
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 6 160
South Kohala 1 37
North Kohala 1 2
Island Total 16 373

There have been 308 major accidents so far this year compared with 426 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.7 percent. 

To date, there were 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 6 fatalities, compared with 7 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 14.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 25 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.