09-04-19 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of August 26, 2019, through September 1, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 754 DUI arrests compared with 758 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 1   8
North Hilo 0   3
South Hilo 5   207
Puna 0   126
Ka’u 0   13
Kona 13   329
South Kohala 1   64
North Kohala 0   4
Island Total 20   754

There have been 644 major accidents so far this year compared with 832 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22.6 percent. 

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities (one fatal crash that occurred on 05/05/2019, in the District of Kona which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on 07/02/2019), compared with 19 fatal crashes, resulting in 21 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 21.1 percent for fatal crashes, and 28.6 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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