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Troopers make 49 DUI arrests during May special enforcement

By KTVA CBS 11 News 2:42 PM June 2, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

More than 1,700 citations were issued to Alaska drivers during a special enforcement period May 19 through June 1, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Together with Alaska Wildlife Troopers and local law enforcement, AST said this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign led to 43 misdemeanor DUI arrests and six felony DUI arrests. Nearly 430 additional drivers were contacted through the Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) program but ultimately determined not to be driving under the influence, troopers said.

Besides the dozens of DUI arrests, troopers said 45 drivers were charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, 751 were cited for speeding and 226 were cited for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations. Troopers investigated 54 damage-only crashes, 11 injury crashes and one fatal crash during the special enforcement period, according to AST.

Funding for the CIOT campaign was partially provided by grants distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office, troopers said.

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