Can a DUI charge ever be reduced to a lesser crime in Alaska?

A charge of driving under the influence could be reduced to reckless driving. It could be that the officer made the arrest with probable cause, but the driver’s blood alcohol content was below .08. For a person to be convicted of driving under the influence in Alaska, the person's blood ­alcohol level must be .08 or more. Other reasons for dismissing the charge may have to do with how the defendant performed on field ­sobriety tests, or it may be the arresting officer moved away or a witness moved out of state.

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