12-20-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of December 11, through December 17, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 917 DUI arrests compared with 940 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO5 216 
KONA8 343
KAU0 8
PUNA10 225

   *South Hilo year to date total is revised to delete one inadvertently added DUI arrest on 12/04/23; and the Puna year to date total is revised to include one added DUI arrest on 12/09/23.

Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 817 major collisions so far this year compared with 809 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.99 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 33 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 51.5 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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