3-08-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of February 27, 2023, through March 5, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 194 DUI arrests compared with 209 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.18% percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua2 2
North Hilo0 0
South Hilo12 45
Puna3 43
Ka’ū0 0
Kona10 81
South Kohala3 17
North Kohala0 6
Island Total30 194

After a review of all updated crashes, Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section found 166 major crashes so far this year compared with 130 during the same period last year, an increase of 27.69 percent. 

To date, there have been four fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, (Rvsd. 02/07/23: one fatal crash reclassified—manner of death was due to natural causes) and (one fatal crash had multiple deaths); compared with six fatal crashes, resulting in eight fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 33.3 percent for fatal crashes and 37.5 percent for fatalities.    

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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