8-31-22 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of August 22, 2022, through August 28, 2022, Hawai’i Island police arrested eight motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 723 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 6
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo3 190
Puna2 141
Ka’ū0 7
Kona1 233
South Kohala2 55
North Kohala0 24
Island Total8 659

There have been 540 major accidents so far this year compared with 528 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.3 percent.

To date, there were 23 fatal crashes (one fatal crash reclassified on 05/30/22 due to a medical condition) resulting in 25 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one reclassified due to a medical condition), compared with 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 53.3 percent for fatal crashes, and 66.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.    

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