Penalties for Drunk Drivers in Alaska

Penalties for Drunk Drivers in Alaska

If you have been in an accident caused by a drunk driver

You may be wondering what kind of punishment the person will face. They may have caused irreparable damage to you, your vehicle, and others in the car. The driver may have even been convicted of drunk driving in the past, but got their license back in the meantime. Irresponsible drivers like this should face justice, which is why there are plenty of punishments in place for DUIs in Alaska.

The penalties for drunk drivers in Alaska vary, depending on whether or not it’s the person’s first offense if the accident impacted others, and how long ago their previous conviction occurred, if they have one.

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DUI Accidents: Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights!

While it may be called a “DUI accident,” it’s no accident when a driver consciously chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence. These millions of drivers knowingly operate a vehicle while under the … Read more

Find Out What You Can Recover After Being Injured by an Impaired Driver

Find Out What You Can Recover

Shortly before the Christmas holidays, Anchorage law enforcement officials challenged the community to refrain from drinking and driving. To bring awareness to their campaign, police erected a Christmas tree and said they’d add a blue-ribbon ornament to the tree for each charge of impaired driving.

How’d it go?

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Discover Why Accidents With Stoned Drivers Has Doubled in a Nearby State

Discover Why Accidents With Stoned Drivers

Even though recreational marijuana use in Alaska has been legal since 2015, there’s reason to believe the move could have devastating effects for drivers in our state.

Hopefully, those of us here in the Last Frontier state will not experience the devastation that legalized pot has had in nearby Washington state.

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Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced to Prison After Crash

Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced to Prison After Crash

A man whose wife was killed by a drunk and drugged driver has been awarded 44.8 million by a jury.

Interestingly, the guilty driver’s father was also charged for letting his daughter drive his car – even though he knew she had lost her driving privileges. Those charges, though, were later dropped.

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Why Are DUI Arrests Up at Anchorage Airport?

Why Are DUI Arrests Up at Anchorage Airport?

A recent news report tells of an alarming increase in DUI (driving under the influence) arrests at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. What’s behind the uptick? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

Remember, if someone in a large truck injures you, you need qualified legal representation to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

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“Melrose Place” Actress Goes to Prison Again For Drunk Driving

Melrose Place

Amy Locane, an actress known for her appearances on the 1990s TV hit “Melrose Place,” has received prison time for a drunk driving accident that led to the death of a 60-year-old woman. What’s particularly striking is that this is the second sentencing for the 2010 incident. In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers … Read more

Find Out Why Seattle Settled Repeat DUI Offender Case for $13 Million

Find Out Why Seattle Settled Repeat DUI Offender Case for $13 Million

A man has previously been arrested five times for driving under the influence (DUI) was somehow allowed to keep his license. Unfortunately, a husband and wife were the victims when the convicted driver decided to drink and drive yet again.

Thankfully, the City of Seattle has agreed to pay the victims’ surviving family members $13 million.

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