The son of a woman killed by a suspected drunken driver as she pedaled her way to work early one morning wants bars in the Denali Borough to close earlier.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Noah Schieber has started an online petition to have the bars close at 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m.
His mother, Gitte Stryhn, was struck and killed by a vehicle last month in Healy as she was riding her bicycle to work as a bus driver into Denali National Park. The man Alaska State Troopers say hit Stryhn and drove away, 30-year-old Dustin Dollarhide, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and failure to render assistance.
Assembly member Kimber Burrows will introduce the ordinance, likely at the next meeting. She acknowledges it won't solve the problem of drinking and driving, but it's a step.
An information meeting is planned Aug. 2 at the Tri-Valley Community Center.
Channel 2's Austin Baird contributed information to this story.