Troopers: 56 charged with DUI during holiday enforcement campaign

dkelly@adn.comJanuary 2, 2014 

Alaska State Troopers made 56 DUI arrests over the last three weeks, a product of a ramped-up enforcement campaign for the holiday season, officials said Thursday.

Of the total number of DUIs, 5 were felony arrests, which is based on past driving-under-the-influence convictions, according to a release posted on the troopers website. The rest were misdemeanors.

Another 64 drivers were charged with driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Of 283 crashes involving damage, 21 caused injuries and two were fatal, troopers said.

A total of 1,095 citations were issued over the enforcement period. Of that, 208 were for speeding, and 33 were for seat belt or other restraint violations.

Troopers began the increased enforcement, part of a national DUI enforcement campaign, on Dec. 13. The campaign ended Jan. 1.

On New Year's Eve, Anchorage police also increased DUI enforcement patrols. Police made a total of nine arrests, according to an APD tweet sent early Wednesday morning.

Reach Devin Kelly at dkelly@adn.com or 257-4314.

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