U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet
JOINT BASE AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING
JBADD is a joint service volunteer based organization established as an extension of the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) program. Our objective is to provide a contingency plan to the members of JBER and other Department of Defense ID card holders, with a safe, anonymous, and free ride home. This program prevents both drunk driving incidents and the number of DUI’s across the installation.
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We run our operations in the Warrior Center (655 Richardson Drive, JBER AK, 99505) every Friday and Saturday night 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. as well as holidays and down days.
Call (907) 384-RIDE (7433) to get home safe! This service is recommended to be used as a “last resort.”
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND REWARDS:
Volunteers can show up to the Warrior Zone as early as 10 p.m. on the nights of operation and can leave at any time. There are snacks and drinks available as well as games and movies to choose from while volunteering. There is a JBADD vehicle which can be utilized, volunteers are not obligated but can use their own vehicles (every dispatched response will need two personnel, a driver/escort combination). We appreciate all the volunteers that come out to help!
On top of the honor of safely bringing home the DoD’s #1 weapon system (Soldiers/Airmen/Marines/Sailors/Coast Guardsman), below are additional incentives that volunteers can earn:
-Every 50 hours of volunteer time will be recognized by a Certificate of Achievement signed by an O-6
-This results in a “day off” for Air Force members
-This results in an ERB and 5 promotion points for Army members
-At 300 hours of volunteering, the Army Achievement Medal (for any branch of service)
DRINKING FACTS AND CONSEQUENCES:
What is considered a DUI in Alaska/JBER?
- DUI=.05% > blood alcohol content (BAC)
- DUI=.001% > BAC if driver is under 21 years of age
- Refusal to submit to a breath/blood test carries the same penalties as if convicted of a DUI
- A person is driving under the influence if he/she operates, drives, or is in physical control of a motor vehicle, watercraft, aircraft, while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, depressant, hallucinogen, stimulant, or narcotic drug.
What is Considered Operating Under the Influence (OUI)?
- A person is under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance with the intention or opportunity to control a motor vehicle (BAC is not required)
- Keys on person while sitting in a vehicle (front or back seat)
- Sitting in the back of a pickup truck
- Subject to Anchorage prosecution and/or military administrative actions (listed below)
The Consequences of an Off Base DUI (1st Offense):
- Minimum of 72 hours in Jail
- 30 day vehicle impound
- Fees may include: towing, storage, administrative processing, interlock device installation, court fees, sentencing, and imprisonment (Average of $22,000-$24,000 for 1st DUI)
- Minimum of 90 day license revocation (revocation time increases for subsequent DUIs)
- Military administrative actions:
- 12 month revocation of on-base driving privileges
- LOC/LOA/LOR (See below for more)
- Administrative Demotion
The Consequences of an On-Base DUI:
- 12 month revocation of on-base driving privileges (0.05-0.08% > BAC)
- Administrative Actions:
- Unfavorable Information File
- Control Roster
- Administrative Demotion
- Administrative Separation
- Punitive Actions:
- Article 15: Reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay, extra duty, restriction to base
- Court Martial: Punitive discharge, confinement, hard labor without confinement, forfeitures
Maximum Punishment for an On Base DUI:
- Resulting in Personal Injury: Dishonorable Discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 18 months.
- No Personal Injury involved: Bad-Conduct Discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 6 months.
Education and Treatment:
- All offenders are required to attend education or treatment as recommended by an alcohol assessment. First offenders must attend 8 to 15 hours of classroom instruction at a cost of $20 to $150 per hour.
*In Alaska offenders failing to comply with the terms of their program are not eligible for license reinstatement and shall be subject to revocation of probation and incarceration.