The Alaska Department of Public Safety has released statistics from their latest high-visibility enforcement campaign, which started on Aug. 14 and ended on Labor Day.
The annual anti-DUI campaign resulted in 62 DUI arrests and 1,186 citations issued, according to a Sept. 5 press release from DPS. From Aug. 14 to Sept. 2, Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers reported the following contacts: 61 misdemeanor DUI arrests and 1 felony DUI arrest; 32 motorists charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license;
40 Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) reports made with 15 drivers contacted and ultimately determined to not be DUI; 79 damage-only crashes, 18 injury crashes, and 2 fatal collisions were investigated by troopers;
- Of the 1186 citations issued, 606 were issued for speeding and 65 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations.
The anti-DUI campaign is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement effort.