2-09-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release 

During the week of February 1, 2021, through February 7, 2021, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 138 DUI arrests compared with 116 during the same period last year, an increase of 19 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
       
Hāmākua 0   1
North Hilo 0   1
South Hilo 11   36
Puna 6   23
Kaʻu 0   2
Kona 9   67
South Kohala 2   8
North Kohala 0   0
       
Island Total 28   138

There have been 68 major accidents so far this year compared with 108 during the same period last year, a decrease of 37 percent. 

To date, there were 4 fatal crashes, resulting in 4 fatalities, compared with 3 fatal crashes, resulting in 3 fatalities for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 33.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 33.3 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.


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