12-1-20 DUI stats

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

Media Release

During the week of November 23, 2020, through November 29, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 908 DUI arrests compared with 983 during the same period last year a decrease of 7.6 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 5   242
Puna 4   192
Ka’u 0   11
Kona 6   362
South Kohala 2   77
North Kohala 0   16
Island Total 17   908

There have been 708 major accidents so far this year compared with 900 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21.3 percent. 

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 39.1 percent for fatal crashes, and 39.1 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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