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9-01-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of August 23, 2021, through August 29, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 727 DUI arrests compared with 612 during the same period last year, an increase of 18.8 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua1 9
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo3 196
Puna3 115
Ka’ū0 8
Kona5 293
South Kohala0 78
North Kohala0 25
Island Total12 727

There have been 529 major accidents so far this year compared with 500 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8 percent. 

To date, there were 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 15.4 percent for fatal crashes, and 15.4 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.