12-05-23 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 27, 2023, through December 3, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested twelve (12) 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 twenty-one.

So far this year, there have been 865 DUI arrests compared with 907 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 4.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO3 205
KONA5 327
KAU0 8
PUNA2 206

Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 777 major collisions so far this year compared with 771 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.8 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 so far this year is 1 compared to 0 non-traffic fatalities (not on a public roadway) for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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