1-24-23 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 16, 2023, through January 22, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 72 DUI arrests compared with 68 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 0
North Hilo0 0
South Hilo4 13
Puna5 20
Ka’ū0 0
Kona13 31
South Kohala1 6
North Kohala0 2
Island Total23 72

There have been 58 major accidents so far this year compared with 43 during the same period last year, an increase of 34.9 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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