A Juneau man faces a rare DUI charge for allegedly having a 0.313 breath-alcohol content as he floated through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft Sunday night.
Alaska’s driving under the influence law applies to people operating motor vehicles, water craft and airplanes. The vast majority of charges are for terrestrial motor vehicles.
But when Alaska State Troopers received a report of a “heavily intoxicated” man floating down the Chena River near the Parks Highway bridge at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, a wildlife trooper boat responded and arrested 32-year-old William Modene.
“Modene had been floating on the river for the day and consuming alcoholic beverages the entire time,” troopers wrote in their “daily dispatches” log on their website.
At 0.313, Modene’s breath-alcohol content was almost four times the legal limit for operating a vehicle, 0.08.
via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Juneau man gets DUI on raft in Chena River.
A pregnant woman was trapped in her car after being hit from behind in Midtown Anchorage by an SUV with a drunk driver, according to Anchorage police. The woman delivered her baby on Saturday morning, a month early.
Felicia Ambrosio of Big Lake was in the far right lane westbound on 36th Avenue waiting for the light to change at C Street, said Lt. Dave Parker, a police spokesman.
Shara Paulsberg, 34, of Anchorage, was driving a Ford Explorer that slammed into the rear of Ambrosio’s Ford Taurus, Parker said. The SUV crushed the rear of the Taurus and pushed it across C Street into the Holiday station parking lot, where the Taurus ran into rocks and was further damaged, he said.
The driver has been apprehended. Meanwhile, he baby is listed in stable condition.
full story here > Woman hit by suspected drunk has emergency C-section: Crime | Alaska news at adn.com.
The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident in 2010 was sentenced to 45 days in jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.
Edna Hancock, 57, of Nenana, was driving a 1993 Chevy Suburban that collided with a 2003 Chevy Cavalier on the Parks Highway near Ester on Dec. 21, 2010. The only passenger in the Cavalier, Andrea Ruby, 28, of Dillingham, was prounounced dead at the scene. The driver, Jerry Hunt, 24, of Dillingham, was seriously injured and was flown to Anchorage for treatment.
Hancock was also seriously injured in the crash and flown to Anchorage for treatment. Troopers, unable to interview Hancock because she was unconscious, obtained a search warrant for her medical records, which revealed she had marijuana in her system and a blood alcohol content of 0.279.
via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Driver in fatal Ester accident gets 45 days for DUI.
A Fairbanks man is facing second-degree murder, assault and DUI charges after two people died and three others were injured in a head-on vehicle collision on Nordale Road early this morning.
via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Fairbanks man faces 2nd degree murder DUI charges in fatal vehicle crash.