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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Tragic Mistake By Stoned Large Truck Driver Leads to $32 Million Verdict

Tragic Mistake By Stoned Large Truck Driver

We’ve long held the view that drunk driving is a scourge on the nation. Simply put, when drinking and driving are combined, bad things often happen.

When you toss a large dump truck into the mix, things can go from bad to catastrophic in a hurry.

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Why is this drunk driving victim’s family suing bars?

Why is this drunk driving victim’s family suing bars?

The family of a woman killed by a drunk driver is suing the bars they claim overserved the driver. Do they have a case? We’ll talk about it in this issue. The Case at a Glance Before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle, the driver had been drinking at a bar and a social … Read more

Rise of Drugged Driving Causes Alarm for Highway Officials

Rise of Drugged Driving

According to a USA Today article, the number of traffic deaths that involved at least one driver testing positive for illegal drugs or prescription medication has nearly doubled over the course of the last decade. Drugs Emerge As Significant Factor in Crash Causes With information provided from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the article … Read more

Drunk Driver Flees Scene of Accident; Faces Additional Charges

Drunk Driver Flees Scene of Accident

A Juneau man who was driving drunk is in even more trouble after being indicted by a grand jury for leaving behind his injured passenger after crashing the car.

How It Happened

On March 19, Juneau police officers responded to a host of 911 calls about a man with a bloody face beside an upright car in the middle of a road. Once there, they learned that the man was the passenger in the vehicle and the driver had fled in a second vehicle.

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Highest Court Gives All States Power to Force Breathalyzer Tests

In an effort to fight the serious problem that is drunk driving throughout our nation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that all states can now make it a crime to refuse a breathalyzer test if suspected of driving under the influence. Previously, only some states – including Alaska – had the legal … Read more

Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

A 28-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a van with nine passengers is facing multiple felony charges – including manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI). The Case at a Glance The man was driving the van on a straight stretch of road on June 14 when he veered off the roadway. In … Read more

Man in Critical Condition After Being Hit by Drunk Driver

Man in Critical Condition

Because of drinking and driving, an Anchorage woman is facing serious charges after colliding with another driver.

The terrible incident happened during the early morning hours of June 16 when the driver rammed her Toyota Corolla into the victim’s GMC pickup, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle.

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Man Facing 3rd DUI Charge

Man Facing 3rd DUI Charge

An Anchorage man has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after he struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in mid-May. While the victim was transported to the hospital for severe injuries, we’re thankful to report that the injuries were not life-threatening. The driver, who declined to take a breathalyzer test … Read more