The next court hearing is May 18th for the Juneau man who allegedly drove drunk and led officers in pursuit throughout most of the Mendenhall Valley on Tuesday morning.
Devin Moorhouse, 26, spent most of his first appearance in Juneau District Court on Wednesday afternoon trying to hide his face from photographers.
Moorhouse said he was unemployed and could not afford an attorney.
Bail was set at $15,000 dollars cash.
District Attorney Dave Brower proposed that amount partially on Moorhouse’s previous record from a burglary case. He also said Moorhouse “is lucky no one got killed.”
Moorhouse is being charged with felony assault and two counts of felony failure to stop for a police officer. He’s also being charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief, and driving without a license or while license is revoked.
He allegedly cut off a marked patrol car, ran three red lights, and crashed into another patrol car as he tried to evade officers. The chase allegedly started at Egan Drive’s McNugget intersection, went down Riverside Drive, and over Mendenhall Boulevard to Loop Road and Valley Boulevard. The truck was finally stopped when it ran into a tree at Aspen Avenue and Portage Boulevard.
Moorhouse and his 33-year old female passenger did not sustain any serious injuries.
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