Tyler Emerson is back in jail. After a brief court hearing held earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Emerson’s probation was revoked and ordered remanded to jail by 4:30 p.m.
The 21-year old Juneau man was pulled over last June speeding down North Douglas Highway with two passengers in his vehicle. The three beers that he said he had that night, plus a tequila bottle and an alcohol flask that were found in his vehicle, were potential probation violations. He was previously convicted for the alcohol-related vehicle death of Taylor White.
At the very start of Wednesday’s hearing, Emerson told Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg that he did not intend to contest the allegations.
Emerson declined to talk to the media after the hearing.
Taylor White was a passenger in Emerson’s vehicle during an accident in 2009 at 37-mile Glacier Highway that also involved alcohol.
After his most-recent arrest in June, Emerson has spent the summer in the third-party custody of his father, a commercial fisherman.
Disposition, or a hearing to determine how long Emerson will remain in prison, is scheduled for Halloween. Prosecutors could ask that Emerson serve out the remaining five-years of his suspended sentence. But District Attorney Dave Brower says talks are already underway for a negotiated sentence.
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