Alaska hires first Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

The crimes committed when people are behind a steering wheel are the impetus for a new state position, called a Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor. Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny says more than half the states already have a traffic prosecutors and the number of traffic-related prosecutions warrants the job. Nationwide, an average of 43,000 people die each year in traffic crashes of all kinds.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

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