Police Cite 1,000 For DUI Over Previous Year
Hawai‘i Island Police effected 1,001 DUI arrests for the calendar year 2020 compared with 1,085 in 2019, a decrease of 7.7%.
There were 176 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were involved in traffic accidents in 2020, compared with 233 in 2019, a decrease of 24.5%.
|District||For the Year 2020|
There were 57 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant who were under the age of 21 in 2020, compared with 65 in 2019, a decrease of 12.3%.
For the year 2020, there were 772 major accidents compared with 988 in 2019, a decrease of 21.9%.
There were 15 fatal crashes on the Big Island in 2020 that resulted in 15 fatalities compared with 25 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities recorded in 2019. This represents a decrease of 40% for fatal crashes and 40% for fatalities.
Impairment was a factor in 12 fatalities in 2020. Of those, three involved alcohol only, seven involved drugs only, and two involved both alcohol and drugs.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.