Driver's BAC more than 4 times legal limit

A 36-year-old Juneau man was arrested for felony DUI after he caused several accidents on Egan Drive on Sunday and his blood alcohol content was measured at more than four times the legal limit.

At about 12:53 p.m. Sunday, the Juneau Police Department received numerous calls reporting a red 1991 Honda Civic was driving erratically toward the Mendenhall Valley on Egan Drive, near the Vanderbilt Hill Road intersection. Callers reported the Civic’s driver was speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and had rear-ended a vehicle as it was changing lanes, a JPD news release stated. The driver continued on even after hitting the other car.

More and more callers reported the same vehicle, then driving over the median on Egan Drive near Riverside Drive, where it ran over a road sign. The Civic was then reported to have sped up to another vehicle, slammed on the brakes, and tailgated the other driver near DeHart’s prior to turning onto Back Loop Road.

Police located the Civic a few minutes later driving on Mendenhall Loop Road, near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive, and contacted the driver and sole occupant of the car. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Juneau resident Travis Wolfe, who officers subsequently arrested for felony DUI, according to the release. Wolfe blew a .325 percent during the blood alcohol content test, more than four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wolfe was transported and lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail. He was also charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of “duty of an operator to give information/render assistance.”

Felony DUI is a class “C” felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Reckless endangerment and the other charge are both class “A” misdemeanors, which carry a maximum of one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. No injuries were reported in conjunction to the collisions.


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