Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers will have an increased presence on Alaska roadways on April 20th as they look for drivers impaired by intoxicating substances, including marijuana.
Throughout the day drivers should expect to see additional Troopers conducting focused patrols for unsafe drivers across the state.
Colonel Bryan Barlow, Director of the Alaska State Troopers, said “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only illegal, but it puts the lives of everyone else on the road in jeopardy. If you choose to consume intoxicating substances, always arrange for a sober driver, or stay the night instead of risking your life and freedom.”
Funding for increased patrol efforts comes from grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.