ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Sutton man was arrested on seven charges, including driving under the influence, after allegedly dragging two Alaska State Troopers behind an all-terrain vehicle early Thursday morning.
According to an AST dispatch, troopers stopped Kyle Blakeman, 21, at 12:15 a.m. for driving the ATV on McPherson Avenue in Sutton.
“When troopers made contact with the individual, he immediately accelerated the ATV dragging two troopers down McPherson Ave. and causing minor injuries to the two Troopers,” troopers wrote.
Troopers didn’t identify Blakeman as the driver until after the incident, when they contacted him at his home. An investigation determined that he had been drunk at the time.
Blakeman was arrested on two counts of third-degree assault on a peace officer, as well as one count each of first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, reckless driving, DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test and fifth-degree criminal mischief. He is being held on $5,000 bail at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.