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Troopers were busy over July 4 holiday

Posted: July 8, 2013 - 2:06pm

The Alaska State Troopers hit the roads statewide in extra force over the Independence Day holiday and the following weekend. Local police also participated in the enforcement efforts, they said.

The troopers focused on preventing fatality crashes through enhanced DUI enforcement.

“This focus on DUI offenders also helped to curb additional driver behaviors that often contribute to fatal crashes,” troopers said in a press release.

Between July 3 and July 7, Troopers report the following statistic

• 18 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 2 felony DUI Arrests

• 16 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

• 132 additional drivers contacted who were reported as REDDI reports and ultimately determined not to be DUI

• 19 damage only crashes 7 injury crashes and 1 fatal collision were investigated by troopers

• Of the 632 citations issued, 427 were issued for speeding and 19 were issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations

Funding for the focused enforcement and media campaign were provided in part by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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