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11-26-19 DUI Stats

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


Media Release

During the week of November 18, 2019, through November 24, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 978 DUI arrests compared with 977 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.1 percent.  The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 2   13
North Hilo 0   3
South Hilo 3   256
Puna 1   160
Ka’u 0   18
Kona 8   431
South Kohala 0   91
North Kohala 1   6
Island Total 15   978

There have been 876 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,045 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.2 percent. 

To date, there were 22 fatal crashes, resulting in 22 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 26 fatal crashes, resulting in 28 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 15.4 percent for fatal crashes, and 21,4 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.