Beefed up patrols before and during the Labor Day holiday have resulted in 81 drivers being arrested for driving under the influence.
Alaska State Troopers say in a release that more than 1,500 citations were issued between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 in the Anti-DUI and Click It or Ticket campaign.
The majority of those were for speeding.
Troopers or other local law enforcement officers also charged 60 people with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
There were 79 accidents investigated by troopers during the campaign. Eight people were injured, and there were no fatalities.
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