POLICE BRIEFS - 10/31/13



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Eagle River man crashes through fence, hits wall

Eagle River’s Justin McIntyre, 23, was charged with driving under the influence after he drove his truck through a chain-link fence, a yard and stopped after hitting a cement retaining wall on South Birchwood Loop Road in Chugiak on Oct. 17, according to Anchorage Police.

The damage was estimated at $6,000, APD spokesperson Anita Shell said.

McIntyre provided a breath sample of 0.00, Shell said, but he told officers that he had injected a derivative of Ketamine. McIntyre, who was stopped at 5:47 p.m., was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $2,500.

 

Other DUI arrests

• Anchorage’s Dennis Stoyer, 31, was charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped for speeding on the Glenn Highway just south of the Thunderbird Falls exit at 1:54 a.m. on Oct. 18.

Stoyer, who had two outstanding warrants, was also charged with driving while license revoked, Shell said. He provided a breath sample of .160, she said. The legal limit is .08.

Stoyer’s passenger, Alan Howarth, 25, of Anchorage, was charged with misconduct involving a weapon for being in possession of a weapon while intoxicated, Shell said. Both men were taken to Anchorage Jail.

• Eagle River’s Lester Keener, 46, was charged with driving under the influence after officers observed him swerving on the Glenn Highway traveling inbound from Peters Creek at 1:51 a.m. on Oct. 19. Keener provided a breath sample of .081, Shell said. Officers responded to the area after receiving a report of a reckless driver, she said.

He was taken to Anchorage Jail.

• Anchorage’s Chester Thorne, 30, was charged with operating under the influence, assault of a police officer and resisting arrest Oct. 19. Officers responded to the Eagle River Walmart at 2:33 a.m. and found Thorne slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle, which was parked in a handicap space, Shell said. Walmart employees attempted to wake Thorne up, she said, and smelled a strong odor of alcohol when they opened the door.

Thorne became combative after Anchorage Fire Department medics attempted to transport him to the hospital, Shell said. Officers were able to restrain Throne and he was transported to Alaska Regional Hospital.

After being released from the hospital, Shell said, Thorne was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $3,000.

• Eagle River’s Bradley Brant, 30, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 19. Brant was speeding and missed the turn for Walmart and hit a median as he approached Eagle River Road, Shell said. Officers stopped Brant at his home on the 18000 block of Chekok Circle.

Brant provided a breath sample of .213, Shell said. He also vomited in the back of the patrol car, she said.

Brant was taken to Anchorage Jail.

• Eagle River’s Armando Gonzalez, 33, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a screen device and failure to stop for police Oct. 20. Gonzalez was speeding and texting when he was stopped at 3:40 a.m. on Monte Road and the Old Glenn Highway, Shell said. He provided a breath sample of .092, she said.

Gonzalez was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $2,500.

• Wasilla’s Kimberly Barber, 54, was charged with driving under the influence after three citizens reported a car that was close to driving off the road Oct. 20. Officers stopped Barber at 6:01 p.m. on Birchwood Loop in Chugiak after witnessing her vehicle swerving, Shell said. Barber also drove with her turn signal activated but wasn’t turning then activated her windshield wipers but it wasn’t raining, she said.

Shell said Barber told officers she hadn’t been drinking but was on several medications. She provided a breath sample of 0.00.

Barber was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,000.

• Wasilla’s Jared Laskowski, 28, was charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped for speeding on the Glenn Highway in Eagle River at 3:53 a.m. on Oct. 21. Laskowski provided a breath sample of .215, Shell said. She said he apologized to officers because it was his third DUI.

He was taken to Anchorage Jail.

 

Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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