The Alaska State Troopers conducted enhanced enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrated the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Local law enforcement agencies also participated in the enforcement efforts on the days surrounding the holiday.
The focused enforcement conducted by the Alaska State Troopers over the holidays was intended to prevent fatality crashes through enhanced DUI enforcement. This focus on DUI offenders also helped to curb additional driver behaviors that often contribute to fatal crashes.
Below is a quick recap of the statistics for the effort, which occurred between Dec. 12, 2012, and Jan. 1, 2013:
63 misdemeanor DUI arrests
2 felony DUI arrests
57 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
267 additional drivers contacted who were reported as REDDI reports and ultimately determined not to be DUI
201 damage-only crashes, 33 injury crashes and 1 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
Note: Of the 699 citations issued, 185 were issued for speeding and 25 were issued for seat belt or other occupant restraint violations
Source: Alaska State Troopers