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6-29-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of June 21, 2021, through June 27, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested nineteen (19) 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 578 DUI arrests compared with 424 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 36.3 percent.  The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 4
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo4 153
Puna6 90
Ka’ū0 6
Kona7 243
South Kohala2 65
North Kohala0 16
Island Total19 578

There have been 381 major accidents so far this year compared with 394 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.3 percent. 

To date, there were 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 20 percent for fatal crashes, and 20 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.