11-14-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of November 6, through November 12, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two 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 825 DUI arrests compared with 860 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO1 197
KONA4 309
KA‘Ū0 8
PUNA6 195

Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 732 major collisions so far this year, compared with 719 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent. 

To date, there have been 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 30 fatal crashes, resulting in 32 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 50 percent for fatal crashes, and 50 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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