09-21-20 DUI stats

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

 

Media Release

During the week of September 14, 2020, through September 20, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Three of the drivers was under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 813 during the same period last year a decrease of 15.9 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 9   185
Puna 8   150
Ka’u 0   8
Kona 10   264
South Kohala 1   57
North Kohala 0   13
       
Island Total 28   683

There have been 548 major accidents so far this year compared with 701 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.8 percent. 

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, compared with 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 7.1 percent for fatal crashes, and 7.1 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide. 


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