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

Media Release

During the week of May 13, 2019, through May 19, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-two, (22) 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 443 DUI arrests compared with 445 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.45 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total  Year to Date
Hāmākua 0 4
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 11 118
Puna 5 81
Kaʻū 0 7
Kona 6 188
South Kohala 0 40
North Kohala 0 2
Island Total 22 443

There have been 358 major accidents so far this year compared with 514 during the same period last year, a decrease of 30.4 percent. 

To date, there were 7 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths), for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 22.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 30 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.