DUI’s Up In Early 2020 Compared With 2019

January 14, 2020, 11:18 AM HST (Updated January 14, 2020, 11:18 AM)
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Hawai`i Island Police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Jan. 6 through January 12, 2020. Six 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 34 DUI arrests compared with 26 during the same period last year, an increase of 30.8%.

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeekly Total Year to Date
Hāmākua00
North Hilo00
South Hilo1417
Puna12
Ka’u11
Kona713
South Kohala11
North Kohala00
Island Total2434
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There have been 38 major accidents so far this year compared with 32 during the same period last year, an increase of 18.8%.

To date, there was one fatal crash resulting in one fatality compared with one fatal crash resulting in one fatality for the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.

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