10-06-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of September 27, 2021, through October 3, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 808 DUI arrests compared with 724 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua1 11
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo2 219
Puna6 134
Ka’ū0 8
Kona7 317
South Kohala1 89
North Kohala0 27
Island Total17 808

There have been 601 major accidents so far this year compared with 585 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.7 percent. 

To date, there were 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 18 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 38.5 percent for fatal crashes, and 38.5 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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