5-25-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of May 15, through May 21, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic collisions. One of drivers was under the age of 21.   So far this year, there have been 394 DUI arrests compared with 415 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DistrictWeekly TotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 2
North Hilo1 1
South Hilo1 94
Puna7 98
Ka’ū0 3
Kona4 143
South Kohala3 38
North Kohala0 15
Island Total16 394

Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 346 major collisions so far this year compared with 309 during the same period last year, an increase of 12 percent. 

To date, there have been eight fatal crashes, resulting in nine fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 42.9 percent for fatal crashes, and 43.8 percent for fatalities.    

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