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6-02-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of May 24, 2021, through May 30, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 513 DUI arrests compared with 355 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 44.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 5 139
Puna 2 75
Kaʻu 0 6
Kona 6 213
South Kohala 0 62
North Kohala 0 13
Island Total 13 513

There have been 328 major accidents so far this year compared with 333 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.5 percent. 

To date, there were 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities, compared with 8 fatal crashes, resulting in 8 fatalities for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 37.5 percent for fatal crashes, and 37.5 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.