Porter turned on the emergency lights and drove the firetruck 15 miles to Fishermen’s Bar in Naknek. He had parked the truck in front of the bar when police officers arrived and arrested him.
Gary Piper, 51, was indicted on a felony charge of driving under the influence after blowing more than three times the legal driving limit
Basil Backford, 44, of Dillingham was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for his repeated drinking and driving violations. Backford was ordered to begin serving his time immediately after the hearing at the Dillingham courthouse.
Leeann Thomas is project manager for the Safe Ride Home program, which will offer free cab rides from participating venues on Saturday from 9 p.m. until bar close.
A Juneau resident blew a blood alcohol content of three times the legal driving limit early Monday after a single-vehicle incident and was arrested. Tautar Pearce, 37, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Norton Gregory is running for Juneau Assembly in the upcoming municipal election.
Juneau police arrested the boat’s driver. He was charged with misdemeanors for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test.
Anchorage is assigning more police to handle drunk drivers. A federal grant is paying for a new patrol unit.
City attorney Joe Evans says Ralston is on paid leave. Fire department Capt. Kelly Marcus is the acting chief.
A police officer found one crushed and one half-full beer can on the driver side floor of the vehicle. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.