06-17-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of June 8, 2020, through June 14, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) 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 390 DUI arrests compared with 524 during the same period last year a decrease of 25.6 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 8   103
Puna 3   85
Ka’u 0   6
Kona 11   155
South Kohala 1   28
North Kohala 0   8
Island Total 23   390

There have been 366 major accidents so far this year compared with 417 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.2 percent. 

To date, there were 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 9 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 10 percent for fatal crashes, and 10 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.


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