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7-07-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of June 28, 2021, through July 4, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three 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 601 DUI arrests compared with 447 during the same period last year, an increase of 34.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua2 6
North Hilo1 2
South Hilo7 160
Puna3 93
Ka’ū1 7
Kona7 250
South Kohala1 67
North Kohala0 16
Island Total22 601

There have been 394 major accidents so far this year compared with 401 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.7 percent. 

To date, there have been 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.

*South Kohala yearly total has been revised to 67 due to an arrest in that district on June 14, 2021, that did not previously appear in our reporting system.