Man charged with joyride on whale-watching boat

JUNEAU — Juneau police say a 35-foot whale-watching boat was taken out for an unauthorized spin over the weekend.

Witnesses called police at 2:22 a.m. Saturday after seeing two intoxicated people stumble down a dock and get on board the K'eet, a vessel used by Juneau Whale Watching.

Witnesses also say the vessel was doing "doughnuts" in Auke Bay.

Coast Guardsmen responded and took control of the boat. The boarding crew described the man and woman as drunk and naked.

Police say 27-year-old Joshua Carrieri, a crewman on the vessel, was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony vehicle theft.

He also was arrested on a warrant for failure to report to jail on a previous larceny charge.

His companion was not arrested.

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On Jan. 19, 1987, with revenues half of what they were the year before and an estimated budget deficit ranging from $700-$900 million, the 15th Alaska Legislature began working on the state’s enormous budget deficit. Everyone was present for the Legislature’s first day except for Sen. Frank Ferguson, D-Kotzebue, who resigned shortly after his election because of health problems. Taking his place was Kotzebue businessman and Native leader Willie Hensley, whom Gov. Steve Cowper appointed for the position until the 1988 elections.

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