Troopers Make Arrest for Felony DUI and Child Endangerment near Happy Valley
Tuesday evening at approximately 6:00pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted the drivers of two vehicles that had stopped and partially blocked the northbound lane of travel at milepost 147 of the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley.
Subsequently, 33-year-old Thomas J. Clegg of Anchor Point, was identified as the driver of one of the vehicles. Troopers say that his 2-month old child was a passenger in the vehicle.
Investigation determined Mr. Clegg, whose license was revoked for a previous DUI conviction and who was required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle, had consumed alcohol prior to driving.
He performed and failed a field sobriety test, after which he was placed under arrest for Felony DUI, driving with license revoked, driving in violation of a limited license, and child endangerment in the first degree.
21-year-old Brandy A. Taylor of Anchor Point, was identified as the driver of the second vehicle. Trooper investigation determined Taylor’s license was also revoked for a previous DUI conviction and she was also required to have an ignition interlock device installed in her vehicle.
Taylor was issued misdemeanor citations for driving with license revoked and Driving in violation of a limited license and released at the scene.
Mr. Clegg was remanded to the Homer Jail without further incident.