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Police to increase road presence for graduation, Memorial Day

...amp up its police presence starting Friday.Police will place an emphasis on lesser-used roads and will focus on drunk drivers, minors consuming alcohol, reckless driving and disorderly conduct, JPD said. Officers also will be present at...
Pedestrian struck by suspected drunk driver

A 33-year-old woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital on Sunday morning after being struck by a suspected drunk driver in the 4500 block of North Douglas Highway.At 2:05 a.m. on Sunday, while walking along North Douglas Highway...
Alaska Editorial: Conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue

...Borough is 5 a.m., and while no time is a good time to drive drunk, a closing time so far into the morning means drunk drivers are more likely to intersect with commuters going to work for early shifts. The word from Healy is that Ms. Stryhn's...
Longest-serving JPD officer retires home, especially when family members or friends were victims of crimes. One of his dad's friends was hit by a drunk driver and killed."I grew up with the guy," he said, adding, "More than half the time, you would know the people involved...
Washington man sentenced in Anchorage police crash

...Smith said the sentence had to deter people from mixing driving and alcohol."Alaska has a significant problem with drunk drivers," the judge said. "It matters not whether we are talking about a high school dropout or a highly educated individual...
Police: Drunk driver caused Tuesday night crash

Police said a drunken driver went through a red traffic light and caused an accident at the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
Sochi-bound: How an accident changed a Juneau man's life and set him on track for the Olympics player that could have went somewhere with the right guidance. I gave all that away when I got into a car with a drunk driver. I never tapped into my full potential, I guess that is why I coach so much now."The first three years after the...
Reward doubled for reporting Memorial Day drunk drivers

The Juneau Crime Line is doubling its reward for people who report drunk drivers around the Memorial Day holiday, according to the Juneau Police Department.The nonprofit group will be offering a $200 reward...
Outside Editorial: The peril of children in cars with drunk drivers

The following editorial first appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Four-year-old Taylor Dyer died in what authorities say was a drunken-driving car crash last weekend.
Law enforcement ups effort during holiday season

Law enforcement authorities are ramping up efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads as the Holiday season enters full swing. The Juneau Police Department will double its patrols some evenings in order...


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