2-03-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of January 23, 2023, through January 29, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 95 DUI arrests compared with 83 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.45 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 0
North Hilo0 0
South Hilo8 21
Puna5 25
Ka’ū0 0
Kona8 39
South Kohala2 8
North Kohala0 2
Island Total23 95

After a review of all updated crashes, Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services found 76 major accidents so far this year compared with 68 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.5 percent. 

To date, there have been three fatal crashes, resulting in three fatalities, compared with 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 6 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 25 percent for fatal crashes, and a decrease 50 percent for fatalities.    

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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