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12/13/2017 DPS PR# 17-028

Focused Holiday Enforcement

UPDATE:
Alaska State Troopers have been out on the roadways for the focused holiday enforcement effort. For the time period of 12/13/2017 through the morning of 12/28/2017, Troopers made the following contact:

- 22 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 4 felony DUI Arrests
- 9 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
- 67 REDDIs reported with 22 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI
- 159 damage only crashes 18 injury crashes and 2 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
- Of the 486 citations issued, 128 were issued for speeding and 15 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations

Troopers will continue the effort into the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2018.  If you plan on celebrating the New Year with any impairing substance, please have a plan to get home safe. That includes not getting behind the wheel. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report by calling 911! (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately).

*Original Release*
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –As the holiday parties get into full swing keep in mind a plan to get home safe and sound. To help remind you to not drive impaired, the Alaska State Troopers
and Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be conducting a high visibility enforcement effort, which starts Dec. 13 and lasts until the early morning hours of Jan. 1 of the new year.

 

The Department of Public Safety realizes that alcohol is a part of many festivities this time of year. If you plan on partaking, don’t drive. Please have a plan in place to not drive impaired. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign is done annually around the holidays to encourage the motoring public to keep safety in mind and to prevent this time of year from turning tragic.

 

The focused enforcement by the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers over the holiday is intended to prevent major injury and fatality crashes through enhanced enforcement. While the troopers are out to curb DUIs, they will also be on the lookout for additional driver behaviors that often contribute to fatal crashes, such as speeding and driving too fast for conditions.

 

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe by not driving impaired. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report by calling 911! (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately).