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12-08-20 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of November 30, 2020, through December 6, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 931 DUI arrests compared with 1,000 during the same period last year a decrease of 6.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
Hāmākua 0   6
North Hilo 0   2
South Hilo 4   246
Puna 6   198
Ka’u 1   12
Kona 8   370
South Kohala 3   80
North Kohala 1   17
Island Total 23   931

There have been 728 major accidents so far this year compared with 918 during the same period last year, a decrease of 20.7 percent.

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 34.8 percent for fatal crashes, and 34.8 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.