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Anchorage Police Department
Friday January 31st, 2014 :: 11:04 a.m. AKST

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The Ultimate Victory – Keeping Our City Streets Safe

Anchorage police would like to remind Anchorage residents this Super Bowl weekend if you plan to drink – plan not to drive. In 2013, during Super Bowl weekend APD officers made 28 DUI arrests (25% of those DUI arrests were on Super Bowl Sunday).

How to not Score a DUI:

• If you know you will be drinking, have a plan for NOT driving. Use a SOBER designated driver or call a cab. Some local establishments provide free cab vouchers.
• Use Anchorage CHARR’s "Off the Road" program. There are currently 40+ participating establishments in the program, including many popular downtown bars and restaurants. All you have to do is ask a bartender or server in a participating licensed establishment for the “Off the Road” service. The establishment calls a taxi with two drivers. At no cost to you, you ride in one taxi while another taxi driver follows you home driving your vehicle so you and your vehicle are returned home safely. For more information on the program call Anchorage CHARR at (907) 646-4628.
• Worried about leaving your vehicle somewhere? Local towing companies, such as Vulcan Towing, will take you and your vehicle home for a flat fee.
• Live on JBER? JBADD has a program providing free shuttle service home to military personnel and their spouses. Military members can take advantage of this service by calling 384-RIDE (7433).

Too Much to Lose

A DUI can be costly. A first time offender will serve 3 days in jail; their car will be impounded for 30 days and their license will be suspended for 90 days. A variety of costs are also incurred to include impound fees, attorney fees and mandatory SR22 insurance. A DUI is a criminal offense that becomes a part of your permanent record.

We appreciate our MVPs who help keep our city streets safe. APD would like to wish you a fun and safe Super Bowl celebration.

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Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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