08-25-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of August 17, 2020, through August 23, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  None 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 597 DUI arrests compared with 727 during the same period last year a decrease of 17.9 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 8   159
Puna 5   129
Ka’u 0   8
Kona 9   232
South Kohala 1   51
North Kohala 0   12
Island Total 23   597

There have been 493 major accidents so far this year compared with 623 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20.9 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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