The Alaska Department of Public Safety released the statistics from their special Memorial Day traffic enforcement campaign. DPS reports that the enforcement period spanned from May 17 through June 6, coinciding with the holiday weekend between Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers, resulting in a total of 1,079 citations issued and 96 collisions investigated across roads in Alaska.
Troopers and Wildlife Troopers arrested 21 residents for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence and three residents for felony DUI. There were 33 drivers charged with Driving with suspended or revoked licenses. Out of 43 dangerous drivers reported, 27 drivers were contacted and determined not to be under the influence. Of the 1,079 citations, 594 were issued for speeding and another 118 issued for seatbelt or occupant restraint violations. Out of 96 crashes investigated, 74 included only damage to the vehicles. There were 19 crashes involving injury and three fatal collisions investigated by Troopers.