Over the weekend, State Troopers arrested two local women for separate drug and alcohol offenses.
The first occurred on Friday, at approximately 2:40am, when Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a gray Volkswagen Jetta at the intersection of Riverside Drive and the Sterling Highway. Troopers contacted the driver, Christine Simmons, aged 30 of Soldotna, and conducted a DUI investigation. Simmons was subsequently arrested for DUI and her vehicle was seized pending an application for a search warrant for the presence of controlled substances.
Then, on Sunday around 9:15pm, Soldotna Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report for a red Jeep Cherokee near mile 100 of the Sterling Highway. The Jeep was reportedly traveling north towards Soldotna at varying speeds, slowing to 25mph in a 55mph zone, and swerving across the road.
Troopers contacted the driver, Lydia Reynolds, aged 26 of Homer, and conducted a DUI investigation. Reynolds was arrested for DUI and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree. Her vehicle was similarly seized pending an application for a search warrant for the presence of controlled substances.