06-02-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of May 25, 2020, through May 31, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four 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 356 DUI arrests compared with 478 during the same period last year a decrease of 25.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   4
North Hilo 0   1
South Hilo 3   93
Puna 2   80
Ka’u 2   6
Kona 6   139
South Kohala 2   25
North Kohala 0   8
Island Total 15   356

There have been 330 major accidents so far this year compared with 389 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.2 percent. 

To date, there were 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 9 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 11.1 percent for fatal crashes and 11.1 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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