Press Releases

09/6/17 DPS PR# 17-022

Troopers Conclude Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Effort

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Annual National Anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over High Visibility Enforcement Effort ended earlier this week.  This year the campaign ran from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4. During that time, Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers had the following contacts:


- 54 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 1 felony DUI Arrests

- 33 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

- 146 REDDIs reported with 35 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI

- 137 damage only crashes 19 injury crashes and 5 fatal collision were investigated by troopers

- Of the 1451 citations issued, 751 were issued for speeding and 37 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations

Funding for the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign was funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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08/016/17 DPS PR# 17-021

Troopers Conducting Focused Enforcement Effort thru Labor Day Weekend

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Today kicks off the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ participation in the Annual National Anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over High Visibility Enforcement Effort. This year the campaign runs from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4.

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe by not driving impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other substance that can cause impairment or drowsiness. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report any time of the year by calling 911! To learn more about REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) visit http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/hwysafety/REDDI.shtml.

Funding for the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign was funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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08/01/17 DPS PR #17-020

Alaska State Troopers General Investigation Units

(Anchorage, Alaska) – On July 16, 2017, the Alaska State Troopers reorganized the oversight of some of its investigative personnel in an effort to improve the overall efficiency of service delivery. General Investigation Units (GIUs) have been established in Fairbanks, Palmer and Soldotna comprised of personnel who had been previously assigned to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in those areas.  These GIUs continue to investigate complex major cases, but are now supervised by local command staff.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation continues to operate out of Anchorage and responds statewide to assist GIUs, other Trooper detachments and outside departments as requested.

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