Anchorage, Alaska — Buckle up, slow down and have a designated driver if you want cocktailsat the Alaska State Fair this weekend because there will be more law enforcement patrolling the Glenn Highway.
Alaska State Troopers are focusing additional enforcement efforts on fair traffic. Troopers gotadditional funding from a federal program called National Crack-Down on Impaired Driving.
The money will pay for additional overtime through September 5th. It's a statewide program but troopers will use some of the money to focus on keeping drivers safe this weekend.
"We do realize we have a larger than normal amount of traffic on the roadways," said Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters, "and we want people to realize we are still out there. We are still doing our normal enforcement. We have more effort focused on there because of the influx of traffic, and really the reason we're there is because we want people to be safe."