12-28-23 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 18, through December 24, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 935 DUI arrests compared with 962 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO4 220 
KONA10 353
KA‘Ū0 8
PUNA3 228

Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 831 major collisions so far this year compared with 824 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.85 percent. 

To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition); 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 54.8 percent for fatal crashes and 54.5 percent for fatalities.    

The non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway), so far this year is one compared to zero non-traffic fatalities for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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