08-17-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of August 10, 2020, through August 16, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-nine (29) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 574 DUI arrests compared with 702 during the same period last year a decrease of 18.2 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 7   151
Puna 7   124
Ka’u 1   8
Kona 10   223
South Kohala 2   50
North Kohala 2   12
Island Total 29   574

There have been 481 major accidents so far this year compared with 598 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.6 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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