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05-05-20 DUI Stats

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

 Media Release

During the week of April 27, 2020, through May 3, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 301 DUI arrests compared with 386 during the same period last year a decrease of 22 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   4
North Hilo 1   1
South Hilo 2   82
Puna 3   64
Ka’u 0   4
Kona 4   119
South Kohala 0   19
North Kohala 1   8
Island Total 11   301

There have been 280 major accidents so far this year compared with 329 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.9 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.