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7-20-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of July 12, 2021, through July 18, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two 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 639 DUI arrests compared with 483 during the same period last year, an increase of 32.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua1 7
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo4 172
Puna6 103
Ka’ū1 8
Kona4 259
South Kohala3 71
North Kohala0 16
Island Total19 639

There have been 421 major accidents so far this year compared with 425 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.9 percent. 

To date, there have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, compared with 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 18.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 18.2 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.