1-18-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of January 9, 2023, through January 15, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 49 DUI arrests compared with 46 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 0
North Hilo0 0
South Hilo4 9
Puna5 15
Ka’ū0 0
Kona9 18
South Kohala2 5
North Kohala1 2
Island Total21 49

There have been 41 major accidents so far this year compared with 26 during the same period last year, an increase of 57.7 percent. 

To date, there have been three fatal crashes, resulting in three fatalities, compared with two fatal crashes, resulting in two fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 50 percent for fatal crashes and 50 percent for fatalities.    

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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