05-28-19 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of May 20, 2019, through May 26, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-six (26) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four 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 469 DUI arrests compared with 468 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.5 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 7   125
Puna 3   84
Ka’u 1   8
Kona 13   201
South Kohala 1   41
North Kohala 1   3
       
Island Total 26   469

There have been 376 major accidents so far this year compared with 539 during the same period last year, a decrease of 30.2 percent. 

To date, there were 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year.  This represents a decrease of 20 percent for fatal crashes, and 27.3 percent for fatalities.

 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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