1-07-22 2021 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

For the year 2021, there were 1,081 DUI arrests compared with 1,001 in 2020, an increase of 8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DistrictFor the Year 2021
Hāmākua 15
North Hilo 3
South Hilo 290
Puna 183
Ka’u 8
Kona 421
South Kohala 127
North Kohala 34
Island Total 1,081

There were 223 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2021, compared with 176 in 2020, an increase of 26.7 percent.

There were 56 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2021, compared with 57 in 2020, a decrease of 1.8 percent. 

For the year 2021, there were 817 major accidents compared with 770 in 2020, an increase of 6.1 percent.

In 2021 there were 26 fatal crashes on Hawai‘i Island, resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 15 fatal crashes resulting in 15 fatalities recorded in 2020. This is an increase of 73.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 73.3 percent for fatalities.

Impairment was a factor in 21 fatalities in 2021. Of those, one involved alcohol only, 10 involved drugs only, and 10 involved both alcohol and drugs.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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