1-03-24 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of December 25, 2023, through December 31, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Two of the drivers were under the age of twenty-one.

So far this year, there have been 954 DUI arrests compared with 979 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 2.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO9 229
KONA4 357
KAU0 8
PUNA3 231

          *South Kohala year to date total is revised to include one added DUI arrest on 12/28/23.  

Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 843 major collisions so far this year compared with 846 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.35 percent. 

To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition); compared with 30 fatal crashes, resulting in 33 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 54.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 54.5 percent for fatalities.    

To date, the non-traffic fatality count so far this year is 1 compared to 0 non-traffic fatalities (not on a public roadway) for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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