On September 11, Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI report of a potentially intoxicated driver traveling from Palmer to Wasilla on the Glenn and Parks Highways. Investigation revealed the driver of a Dodge Charger was operating her vehicle under the influence. Investigation also revealed the driver was traveling in the wrong lane of travel placing another motorist in fear of serious physical injury causing that driver to go into a ditch. The intoxicated driver was charged with DUI-Alcohol, Misconduct Involving a Weapon (the driver was also found to be in possession of a handgun), Assault in the 3rd Degree and Reckless Endangerment after being transported to jail.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tips
Report drunk or unsafe driver’s immediately. Law enforcement in the State of Alaska takes this very seriously. Call 911 if you feel someone should not be behind the wheel (But not while you are driving. ) Even if you are unsure, it is better to be safe than sorry. You could prevent a serious accident from happening down the road.
Accidents caused by drunk driver or those who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can be devastating. Sadly, accidents such as this one happen more often than they should. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident where alcohol or drugs were a factor, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.