9-28-21 DUI Stats

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

Media Release

During the week of September 20, 2021, through September 26, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.  

So far this year, there have been 791 DUI arrests compared with 699 during the same period last year, an increase of 13.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua0 10
North Hilo0 3
South Hilo14 217
Puna2 128
Ka’ū0 8
Kona3 310
South Kohala1 88
North Kohala1 27
Island Total21 791

There have been 586 major accidents so far this year compared with 566 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.5 percent. 

To date, there were 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 18 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 38.5 percent for fatal crashes, and 38.5 percent for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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