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

 

Media Release

During the week of July 1, 2019, through July 7, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-one (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.   

So far this year, there have been 586 DUI arrests compared with 614 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total   Year to Date
       
Hāmākua 0   5
North Hilo 0   3
South Hilo 10   167
Puna 1   101
Ka’u 0   10
Kona 10   248
South Kohala 0   49
North Kohala 0   3
       
Island Total 21   586

There have been 467 major accidents so far this year compared with 671 during the same period last year, a decrease of 30.4 percent. 

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities (one fatal crash that occurred on 05/05/2019, in the District of Kona which resulted in one fatality was reclassified to a medical condition on 07/02/2019), compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities (two of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year.  This represents an increase of 7.7 percent for fatal crashes, and a decrease of 6.7 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.