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Drunk driver hits car in Talkeetna

by Diana Haecker ~ January 25th, 2011

A drunk teenager driving on the Spur Road rear-ended a Talkeetna man’s truck at the intersection of Second Street on Sunday night. Nobody was injured in the collision.A trooper witnessed the collision when 19-year old Desarae Handley of Palmer driving a Chevrolet Blazer hit the Ford pick up driven by Arthur Wettanen. After the collision, Handley, who was drunk and driving with a suspended driver’s license, switched seats with her passenger Zachery Pierwola, age 21, of Wasilla. Pierwola was also drunk. Both Pierwola and Handley were arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial facility.  Pierwola was held on $500 bail for driving under the influence while Handley was held on $500 bail and a court-approved third party custodian for a DUI, driving without license, minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol and minor consuming alcohol.

The damage to both vehicles was more than  $3,000.

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