9-12-23 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of September 4, through September 10, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers arrested was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 676 DUI arrests compared with 695 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

HILO4 161
KONA6 249
KA‘Ū0 5
PUNA4 166

Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 577 major collisions so far this year compared with 568 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.6 percent. 

So far this year there have been 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one was reclassified to a medical condition) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 52.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 52 percent for fatalities.    

To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) this year is one, compared to zero non-traffic fatalities for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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