DUI Arrests Continue to Outpace Last Year’s Totals

June 23, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated June 22, 3:29 PM
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Hawai`i Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant over the previous week. 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 559 DUI arrests compared with 402 during the same period last year. This is an increase of 39.1%. 

DUI Arrests by District
DistrictWeeklyTotalYear to Date
Hāmākua0 4
North Hilo0 1
South Hilo2 149
Puna4 84
Ka’ū0 6
Kona9 236
South Kohala0 63
North Kohala1 16
Island Total16 559

There have been 367 major accidents so far this year compared with 381 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.7%. 

To date, there have been 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities compared with nine fatal crashes resulting in nine fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 33.3% for fatal crashes, and 33.3% for fatalities. 

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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