06-30-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of June 22, 2020, through June 28, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three 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 426 DUI arrests compared with 558 during the same period last year a decrease of 23.7 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 9   114
Puna 6   97
Ka’u 1   7
Kona 5   162
South Kohala 3   33
North Kohala 0   8
Island Total 24   426

There have been 394 major accidents so far this year compared with 459 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.2 percent. 

To date, there were 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities, compared with 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 16.7 percent for fatal crashes, and 16.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.


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