6-15-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Torey D. Keltner
Program Manager
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

During the week of June 7, 2021, through June 13, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four 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 543 DUI arrests compared with 384 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 41.4 percent.  The numbers of arrests by district were:

DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 4
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo3 147
Puna2 80
Ka’ū0 6
Kona7 227
South Kohala0 63
North Kohala1 15
Island Total13 543

There have been 352 major accidents so far this year compared with 367 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.1 percent. 

To date, there were 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 9 fatalities for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 22.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 22.2 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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