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Troopers make 56 DUI arrests during holidays

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 1:03am

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say 56 people were arrested for driving under the influence during concentrated enforcements over the holidays.

Troopers say of those, 51 were for misdemeanor DUI and the rest were felony arrests.

Troopers investigated two fatality crashes during the enhanced patrol, which ran from Dec. 13 to Jan. 1.

There were an additional 21 injury crashes, and 260 crashes that only involved damage to vehicles.

Troopers in a release also say 64 drivers were charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

There were 1,095 tickets issued. Most of those, at 208, were for speeding.

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