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5/22/2018
DPS PR#18-024

Troopers Concluding High Visibility Enforcement Effort

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are halfway through the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Effort which started May 14 and ends June 3.

From 5/14/2018 thru 5/21/2018, Troopers conducted the following investigations:
 
  • 13 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 1 felony DUI Arrest
  • 5 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
  • 37 REDDIs reported with 14 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI
  • 28 damage only crashes, 2 injury crashes and 1 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
  • Of the 341 citations issued, 152 were issued for speeding and 17 were issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations

The main focus of the National Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign is to save lives. AST hopes motorists drive safely throughout the High Visibility Enforcement campaign and the rest of the summer.  Wearing seat belts saves lives and goes a long way to protect all vehicle occupants from being seriously injured or killed.
 
Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe by not driving impaired. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report any time of the year by calling 911! To learn more about REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) visit http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/hwysafety/REDDI.shtml.
 
Funding for the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign is funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.
 
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