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Story Last modified at 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Elisa Patrick, 22, of Anchorage on May 7 at East Eagle River Loop Road after being stopped by an off-duty officer for crossing the fog line. Patrick said she was eating fast food while she drove but her breath-alcohol level was estimated at one and a half times the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Keith Koruna, 24, of Eagle River on May 7 at the Old Glenn Highway after an officer saw him driving without headlights on Business Boulevard. Koruna's breath-alcohol levels were estimated at two and a half times the legal limit.

Bethena Noblett, 54, of Anchorage on May 8 on Artillery Road after she was stopped for speeding – 79 mph – and a broken taillight. Noblett failed some aspects of her field sobriety tests and couldn't complete others due to knee problems, Shell said. Her breath-alcohol was estimated at under the legal limit. She was arrested for felony DUI due to two previous drunken driving arrests in the last 10 years, one in 2004 and another in 2007, Shell said.

Mary Thorne, 46, of Glennallen on May 9 after her 1988 Ford Ranger stopped in the inbound slow lane of the Glenn Highway, partly blocking traffic. Thorne told the officers she suffered from "anxiety issues" and clutched her chest but was cleared by medics, Shell said. Her breath-alcohol levels were estimated at three times the legal limit.

Roman Rodriguez, 23, of Anchorage on May 9 on the Eklutna Flats of the Glenn after his Chevrolet Trailblazer was stopped for erratic driving. His breath-alcohol levels were estimated at two and a half times the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Catherine Sickler-Bigelow, 49, of Eagle River on May 10 at the Old Glenn after she failed to signal a turn. Sickler-Bigelow refused to provide a breath sample and was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Paul Sandoval, 49, of Wasilla after drivers reported him serving near the south Eagle River exit on May 11. Sandoval's breath-alcohol levels were estimated at one and a half times the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Jose Nanez, 20, of Eagle River on May 12 on the Glenn after drivers reported him swerving in traffic southbound from the Knik River Bridge. His breath-alcohol levels were estimated at twice the legal limit. Nanez was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

– compiled by Zaz Hollander



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

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