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10-20-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of October 12, 2020, through October 18, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty (30) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 781 DUI arrests compared with 889 during the same period last year a decrease of 12.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   5
North Hilo 0   2
South Hilo 9   216
Puna 7   167
Ka’u 0   8
Kona 12   303
South Kohala 2   65
North Kohala 0   15
Island Total 30   781

There have been 609 major accidents so far this year compared with 782 during the same period last year, a decrease of 22.1 percent. 

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, compared with 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 13.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 13.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.