08-03-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of July 27, 2020, through August 2, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Two 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 518 DUI arrests compared with 652 during the same period last year a decrease of 20.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   4
North Hilo 0   2
South Hilo 4   137
Puna 2   112
Ka’u 0   7
Kona 8   204
South Kohala 0   43
North Kohala 0   9
Island Total 14   518

There have been 458 major accidents so far this year compared with 565 during the same period last year, a decrease of 18.9 percent. 

To date, there were 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 7.7 percent for fatal crashes, and 7.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.


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