12-28-21 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 20, 2021, through December 26, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six 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 1,057 DUI arrests compared with 993 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua2 14
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo3 287
Puna4 178
Ka’ū0 8
Kona2 409
South Kohala3 125
North Kohala1 33
Island Total15 1,057

There have been 800 major accidents so far this year compared with 762 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent. 

To date, there were 26 fatal crashes, resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 73.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 73.3 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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