11-20-19 DUI stats

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


Media Release

During the week of November 11, 2019, through November 17, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six 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 963 DUI arrests compared with 961 during the same period last year, an increase 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 8   253
Puna 1   159
Ka’u 0   18
Kona 12   423
South Kohala 3   91
North Kohala 0   5
Island Total 24   963

There have been 852 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,029 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17.2 percent. 

To date, there were 20 fatal crashes, resulting in 20 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; victim died of natural causes.); compared with 25 fatal crashes, resulting in 27 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 20 percent for fatal crashes, and 26 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.


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