POLICE BRIEFS - 4/11/13



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Chugiak High car yields intoxicated group

Anchorage police said they arrested two people and cited a third after checking on a car in the Chugiak High School parking lot just after 4:30 a.m. on March 30.

The driver, 21-year-old Kiana Active, of Eagle River, showed signs of intoxication and provided a breath alcohol sample of more than twice the legal limit, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. A passenger, Benjamin Waghiyi, also showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for violating a no-alcohol condition of his probation on a prior arrest. Both were jailed; bail amounts weren’t available. A third person, 19-year-old David Waghiyi-Rouse, was cited and released for minor consuming alcohol, Shell said. Two other occupants were dropped off at the Eagle River Carrs.

 

Savvy patron nets a DUI two-fer

Anchorage police said they arrested two men for driving under the influence on March 31 after a fellow patron of the Homestead Lounge followed them out of the bar, saw them get into separate vehicles, and called them in.

Arrested were Shawn Ryan, 42, of Eagle River, and Michael Niemi, 51, of Anchorage, according to police spokeswoman Anita Shell. The call to APD came at about 12:15 a.m. from the complainant, who had been drinking coffee as he watched the men play virtual golf in the bowling alley, Shell said. He said one man fell off his chair, she said. He said he saw the other man fall over trying to pick up a golf ball. The caller thought he saw an employee ask the men to leave, and followed them outside to see them get into separate vehicles and drive off, Shell said. He called 911.

Officers found both men at a residence on Monte Road, she said. Ryan provided a breath-alcohol sample of two and a half times the legal limit. Niemi’s results weren’t available.

 

Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.

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