POLICE BRIEFS 12/29/11
Gotta get me some sleep
A man who said he hadn’t slept in more than 50 hours was reported as “suspicious” by an employee of O’Reilly Auto Parts store on the Old Glenn Highway on Dec. 16, Anchorage police said.
The man appeared intoxicated, the employee told police. But when officers showed up, the man told them he was an insomniac, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. He passed all field sobriety tests, though he did become “increasingly more nervous,” Lammers said. The officers brought the man back home and told an adult son about the situation.
Anchorage police said they arrested Carmen Carole Felix, 43, of Chugiak for driving under the influence just after 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 on the Old Glenn Highway at Monte Road after an officer stopped her for erratic driving, a hard-to-read license plate, and no white light on her rear plate. Felix failed field sobriety tests, though her estimated blood-alcohol levels were below the legal limit, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 unsecured bond and release when sober.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Dennis Michael Berry, 40, of Anchorage just after midnight on Dec. 18 on the Glenn Highway near the North Eagle River Access after an officer conducted a traffic stop. Berry had a “strong odor of alcohol,” failed field sobriety tests, and his blood-alcohol level was estimated at nearly twice the legal limit, Lammers said. He was also arrested for driving on a revoked license with ignition interlock device limitations. Berry was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail and release to third-party custodian.
Jonathan Kronbach Jr., 29, of Eagle River just before 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 on Eagle River Loop Road after being stopped by an officer who noticed signs of intoxication. Kronbach failed field sobriety tests and his estimated blood-alcohol level was near the legal limit, Lammers said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Simeon Aketachunak, 31, of Anchorage around 7:05 a.m. on Dec. 18 on the southbound Glenn Highway at Eklutna after an officer stopped him for reckless driving. Aketachunak performed poorly on field sobriety tests; a search warrant was issued for a blood test. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.