11-02-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of October 25, 2021, through October 31, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 33 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten 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 897 DUI arrests compared with 819 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 11
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo8 247
Puna6 150
Ka’ū0 8
Kona12 346
South Kohala6 103
North Kohala1 29
Island Total33 897

There have been 666 major accidents so far this year compared with 647 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.9 percent. 

To date, there were 22 fatal crashes, resulting in 22 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 69.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 69.2 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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