State and Wildlife Troopers issued more than 200 traffic citations across Alaska during the week of Thanksgiving, according to a Dec. 4 press release from the Department of Public Safety.
Troopers conducted a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in an attempt to crack down on speeding, drunk driving and other traffic violations. According to the release:
- 232 citations were issued.
- 10 misdemeanor DUI arrests were made.
- 8 motorists were charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license.
- 27 Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) reports were made. Of those contacted, five were found not to be driving under the influence.
- Troopers investigated 39 damage-only collisions, nine injury crashes and no fatal collisions.
- 53 citations were issued for speeding and 60 citations were issued for seat belt or other occupant restraint violations.