1-06-21 2020 DUI Stats

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

Media Release 

For the year 2020, there were 1,001 DUI arrests compared with 1,085 in 2019, a decrease of 7.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District   For the Year 2020
     
Hāmākua   8
North Hilo   2
South Hilo   259
Puna   213
Ka’u   12
Kona   400
South Kohala   88
North Kohala   19
     
Island Total   1,001

There were 176 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2020, compared with 233 in 2019, a decrease of 24.5 percent.

There were 57 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2020, compared with 65 in 2019, a decrease of 12.3 percent. 

For the year 2020, there were 772 major accidents compared with 988 in 2019, a decrease of 21.9 percent.

In 2020 there were 15 fatal crashes on Hawaii Island, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 25 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities recorded in 2019. This represents a decrease of 40 percent for fatal crashes, and 40 percent for fatalities.

Impairment was a factor in 12 fatalities in 2020. Of those, three involved alcohol only, seven involved drugs only, and two involved both alcohol and drugs.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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