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7-26-21 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 19, 2021, through July 25, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine 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 659 DUI arrests compared with 504 during the same period last year, an increase of 30.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua1 8
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo5 177
Puna3 106
Ka’ū0 8
Kona7 266
South Kohala3 74
North Kohala1 17
Island Total20 659

There have been 435 major accidents so far this year compared with 441 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.4 percent. 

To date, there were 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.