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11-04-19 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of October 28, 2019, through November 3, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 929 DUI arrests compared with 931 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.21 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:


DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   11
North Hilo 0   3
South Hilo 4   242
Puna 2   156
Ka’u 0   18
Kona 12   406
South Kohala 2   88
North Kohala 0   5
Island Total 20   929

There have been 815 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,010 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.3 percent. 

To date, there were 16 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (One fatal crash that occurred on 05/05/2019, in the District of Kona, which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on 07/02/2019. One fatal crash that occurred on 06/15/19, in the District of Puna, which resulted in one fatality, was reclassified; the victim died of natural causes.), compared with 24 fatal crashes, resulting in 26 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 33.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 38.5 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide