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5-16-22 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of May 9, 2022, through May 15, 2022, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six 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 398 DUI arrests compared with 473 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 2
North Hilo1 2
South Hilo10 110
Puna6 78
Ka’ū0 3
Kona4 160
South Kohala2 34
North Kohala0 9
Island Total23 398

There have been 296 major accidents so far this year compared with 295 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.34 percent.

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents is an increase of 40 percent for fatal crashes, and 60 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.