The Department of Public Safety released statistics on Thursday from its high-visibility DUI enforcement campaign, which occurred from July 3 through July 8. According the release, troopers across the entire state arrested 10 motorists on misdemeanor DUI charges and one motorist on felony DUI charges. These numbers are down from last year, which had 21 misdemeanor and three felony arrests occurring during the same period.
Four drivers were charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, and troopers investigated 31 damage-only crashes, 10 crashes resulting in injury, and zero fatal collisions as part of the campaign.
491 citations were issued in total statewide, including 292 for speeding and 25 for seat belt or other occupant restraint violations. The funding for increased highway patrol efforts come from the National DUI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign with funds issued through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.