10-26-20 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of October 19, 2020, through October 25, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight 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 808 DUI arrests compared with 905 during the same period last year a decrease of 10.7 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 7   223
Puna 5   172
Ka’u 0   8
Kona 12   315
South Kohala 3   68
North Kohala 0   15
Island Total 27   808

There have been 633 major accidents so far this year compared with 809 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.8 percent. 

To date, there were 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, compared with 16 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 18.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 18.8 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide. 


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