Fleeing DUI Suspect Caused Problems in Fairbanks

    Fairbanks, AK (KINY) - An intoxicated driver attempted to flee troopers in Fairbanks, causing endangerment of pedestrians.

    According to dispatch reports, Alaska State Troopers on Sunday evening got several REDDI reports of a driver that appeared to be driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded near Mile Post 360 of the Richardson Highway and located a green Chevrolet pickup truck with a single male driver. The driver failed to stop and drove away, leading to a pursuit that continued up the Steese Highway and ended in Shannon Park.

    The chase ended at the suspects home, where he was identified as 40-year-old Joshua Schloesser of Fairbanks. The man tried to hide himself in a camper on the property, but was ultimately convinced to exit and was taken into custody. During the arrest, Schloesser used physical force and assaulted a Trooper.

    He was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with Evade Elude, Assault III x 2, Assault IV, Reckless Driving and DUI.


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