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 APD Kicks off Crime Prevention Month With Additional DUI Enforcement 

  

10/1/2013
Police Department

Anchorage Police Department

Press Release

October 1, 2013

Contact:  Jennifer Castro

APD Public Information Officer

786-8571 Office

Subject: APD Kicks off Crime Prevention Month With Additional DUI Enforcement

In an effort to ramp up DUI enforcement, the Anchorage Police Department’s Traffic Unit has moved three officers from dayshift to nights. As of October 1, 2013, a total of four traffic officers will be working the midshift (11 p.m. – 9 a.m.) and will primarily be looking for dangerous and impaired drivers. While impaired drivers are found during all hours of the day, a majority of impaired drivers are discovered in the evening. A total of five alcohol related fatalities have occurred in Anchorage this year. With one too many, APD’s goal is to have no more DUI fatalities this year and to keep it that way indefinitely.

REDDI (Reporting Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) Calls

Anchorage residents are frequently reporting impaired and dangerous drivers to Police Dispatch. Just last week, 3 REDDI calls resulted in DUI arrests; two of these cases were Felony DUI arrests. In one case the driver was 2 ½ times the legal limit and in another case the driver was nearly 3 times the legal limit. APD appreciates our citizens who are REDDI and helping APD make our streets safer.

Anchorage Police Citizens Academy Alumni Patrols

For seven weeks, Alumni volunteers with the APD Citizens Academy Alumni Association (APCAAA) have been patrolling Anchorage streets on the weekends, helping officers locate dangerous and impaired drivers. A total of 6 DUI arrests have been made as a result of the Alumni volunteer reports.

APD would like to thank the Alumni Volunteers for their time and effort to make our city streets safer. APD would also like to thank Flint Hills Resources and Tesoro Alaska for their fuel donations to this program. As a nonprofit, citizens and businesses can donate fuel cards to the patrol volunteers at APCAAA.

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