11-02-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of October 23, through October 29, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 10 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 796 DUI arrests compared with 817 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO1 193
KONA7 297
KA‘Ū0 8
PUNA1 186

Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 696 major collisions so far this year compared with 682 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.1 percent. 

To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 29 fatal crashes, resulting in 31 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 51.7 percent for fatal crashes, and 51.6 percent for fatalities.    

To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) so far this year is one compared to zero non-traffic fatalities for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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