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05-19-20 DUI stats

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

 Media Release

During the week of May 11, 2020, through May 17, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 330 DUI arrests compared with 436 during the same period last year a decrease of 24.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   4
North Hilo 0   1
South Hilo 4   89
Puna 6   77
Ka’u 0   4
Kona 3   126
South Kohala 2   21
North Kohala 0   8
Island Total 15   330

There have been 305 major accidents so far this year compared with 366 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.7 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.