In Juneau, Alaska, a 31-year-old is being sentenced to eight months in jail due to a conviction of drinking and driving.

Mr. Robert Riggs Jr. was sentenced after pleading guilty to a single conviction of drunk driving, which is a felony in Alaska.

A 31-year-old Juneau man has been sentenced to eight months in jail on a drunk driving conviction. He is required to pay $10,000 in fines and is able to serve a 3-year probation rather then a sentence in prison.

When he was arrested on Nov. 30th, the Alaska State Troopers say Riggs’ blood alcohol content at almost four times the legal limit of .08.

In the case of a DWI, two separate cases are triggered in Alaska courts. First, there is a court case, which usually results in punishment that includes many different measures such as jail time, fines, mandatory DWI educational programs, ignition interlock devices, and more. Additionally, every driver arrested for Alaska DWI is subjected to a chemical test to determine legal limit. If they refuse the test or measure above a .08, will be subject to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) case where their license may be taken away.

According to DUI/DWI laws in Alaska:

  • If the driver has 1 prior DWI or refusal conviction, the revocation period is 1 year, with no opportunity for a limited work permit.
  • If the driver has 2 prior convictions, the period of the revocation is for 3 years, with no opportunity for a limited work permit.
  • If the driver has 3 or more DWI convictions, the revocation period is 5 years, with no opportunity for a limited work permit.

If your license is revoked by the DMV, you will need to pay a fee to the DMV, and take any additional testing they require in order to get your driving privileges reinstated. You will also be required to show proof of insurance for a period of 3 years after the revocation period ends. This usually involves increased insurance premiums.

For more on DUI/DWI laws in Alaska, click here.

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