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Alaska man charged with DUI and assault

On Behalf of | Sep 29, 2021 | Criminal Defense

On a recent Thursday in Alaska, a man reportedly visited a country store. A store representative refused to sell the man alcohol. The store rep later told police that the man had entered the establishment while wearing a shirt but no pants. The incident led to a series of events that resulted in the man’s arrest, and he is now facing charges for DUI and assault.  

The man left the store and got behind the wheel 

The man in question was accused of being visibly intoxicated when he went into the country store. When his request to purchase alcohol was refused, he is said to have gotten into his vehicle and headed northbound on the roadway. Police were dispatched to the store and subsequently went searching for the man.  

Police say that the suspect put up a struggle 

When police caught up with the man at his residence, they supposedly informed him that they were taking him into custody for questioning. The arresting officers say the man physically fought them to resist being taken into custody. The police also say that two people who live in the same house accused the man of assaulting them the previous day.  

Accusations require evidence for conviction 

A person saying that someone assaulted them is not enough to prompt the court to convict the accused person of a crime. The court expects to see evidence to prove the allegations. As with every criminal defense case, a person charged with DUI, assault or any other crime is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges in court. Most defendants rely on experienced criminal law attorneys to represent them when they come before a judge.