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05-07-19 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of April 29, 2019, through May 5, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one, (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight 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 394 DUI arrests compared with 398 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.01 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 4 96
Puna 5 74
Kaʻū 0 6
Kona 11 171
South Kohala 1 38
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 21 394

There have been 326 major accidents so far this year compared with 458 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.8 percent. 

To date, there were 7 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 fatalities, compared with 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 9 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year.  This represents a decrease of 12.5 percent for fatal crashes, and 22.2 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.