Troopers crack down on impaired drivers

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Campaign ended last week with 45 arrests in Alaska.

    The anti-DUI campaign conducted by local police, Alaska State Troopers, and Wildlife Troopers resulted in three felony and 42 misdemeanor arrests for DUI, officials said.

    The Department of Public Safety said 73 drivers were charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license and 55 drivers were pulled over, tested, and determined not to be impaired.

    During the campaign, troopers investigated 113 property damage crashes, 25 injury crashes, and two fatal collisions.

    Troopers also issued 1,715 citations that included 1,002 for speeding, and 82 for seatbelt and occupant restraint violations.

    The annual campaign ran between August 14 and September 8 this year.

    More from News of the North


    • USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program

      The US Department of Agriculture Seafood Trade Relief Program has set aside $530 million for commercial fishermen hurt by the US – China trade war. Applicants can receive up to $250,000. This is a great opportunity for eligible fishermen and is especially timely given the additional fallout from COVID-19. US commercial fishermen who have a valid federal or state license or permit to catch seafood who bring their catch to shore and sell or transfer them to another party. that other party must be a legally permitted or licensed seafood dealer. alternatively, the catch can be processed at sea and sold by the same legally permitted entity that harvested or processed the product. Sign up is now through December 14th 2020, applications and additional information is available at

      at None
    • Wearable Art Show

      The Wearable Art Show, originally scheduled for Sept. 19th has been postponed until Feb, 27th. Those wanting to join the planning committee or having questions can contact Bobbi Jordan at or check out their website and FB page…

      at None
    • Read Harder Challenge

      Sitka Public Library offers printed lists of the Read Harder Challenge for teens and adults, an annual reading journey organized by Book Riot. The 24-task challenge, designed to help readers break out of their reading bubble and expand their worldview through books, runs for the year and participants can join at any time. For more information call Maite at 747- 4022.

      at None