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4-25-22 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of April 18, 2022, through April 24, 2022, 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. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.   So far this year, there have been 346 DUI arrests compared with 404 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.4 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 2
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo8 94
Puna5 61
Ka’ū0 3
Kona10 147
South Kohala0 29
North Kohala0 9
Island Total23 346

There have been 234 major accidents so far this year compared with 251 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.8 percent.

To date, there were 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents is an increase of 25 percent for fatal crashes, and 50 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.