MAT-SU — The Alaska State Troopers conducted special holiday traffic enforcement over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday last week. AST reported that 173 citations were issued and 10 collisions were investigated across the state on March 17 and 18.
“While we hope that Alaskans make good driving choices on St. Patrick’s Day this year, for those that choose to drive dangerously we will have additional Troopers across the state watching for unsafe drivers and arresting anyone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” stated Colonel Bryan Barlow, Director of the Alaska State Troopers. “Your luck will run out if you choose to get behind the wheel while buzzed, drunk, or high.”
As a result of the special traffic enforcement, AST made one misdemeanor arrest for Driving Under the Influence and three drivers were charged with suspended or revoked licenses. AST investigated 10 damage collisions, none of which were fatal, and issued 10 violations for improper restraint. Of the 173 citations issued, 89 were for speeding.