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.
- Plows cleared away slushy snow Saturday morning. But icy conditions persisted because state workers wanted to avoid using too much overtime. Budget cuts to the Alaska Department of Transportation will affect drivers for another winter.
- For the past three months, a magistrate judge based in Yakutat has covered Haines arraignments and other court proceedings. But this week, that changes.
- Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.
- As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety.