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Wasilla Man Arrested for DUI, Assault, Weapons Charge in Talkeetna

by Phillip Manning ~ August 15th, 2014

On Thursday, the Alaska State Troopers arrested Joseph Garner Jr. of Wasilla for assault, DUI, and misconduct involving a weapon in Talkeetna.  Troopers say that Garner, age 33, was driving his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol and stopped in the road near a home on Dragonfly Hollow Drive.

Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says that the homeowner went outside to make sure everything was ok, and eventually allowed Garner to pull into the driveway.  The resident then went inside, and Ipsen says Garner began acting strangely and banging on the door.  The door was locked, and Garner was unable to get inside.  He then displayed a handgun and walked around the house.  Beth Ipsen says Garner did not threaten to shoot anyone. When troopers arrived, Ipsen says that Garner was very cooperative.  The responding trooper arrested Garner and transported him to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, where he is being held on $5,000 bail.

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