06-03-19 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of May 27, 2019, through June 2, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 491 DUI arrests compared with 487 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.82 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 1   5
North Hilo 0   3
South Hilo 9   134
Puna 1   85
Ka’u 2   10
Kona 7   208
South Kohala 2   43
North Kohala 0   3
Island Total 22   491

There have been 387 major accidents so far this year compared with 561 during the same period last year, a decrease of 31 percent. 

To date, there were 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year.  This represents a decrease of 8.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 21.4 percent for fatalities.


DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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