The Anchorage Daily News has reported that the Alaska State Troopers arrested 24 people for driving under the influence over the Fourth of July weekend.
Troopers reported that 195 drivers were contacted after they were reported as dangerous drivers. According to the Troopers none of these drivers was charged with driving under the influence. These REDDI calls (“report every dangerous driver immediately”) because they often result in stops without reasonable suspicion of citizens who were doing nothing other than driving legally, someone reported that they were driving erratically, and they are then stopped and sometimes searched. This is a hot constitutional 4th Amendment issue. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a REDDI call stop issue in Navarette v. California.
If you have been charged with a crime, such as DUI or OUI, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free case evaluation. You can also visit our criminal defense page, DUI page, and Blog for more information.