Trooper arrested in drunk driving probe

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Public Safety says a 36-year-old Alaska state trooper has been arrested in Soldotna for investigation of drunken driving and weapons misconduct.

Soldotna police say a local officer arrested Derek T. Loop on Sunday. Police declined to discuss details of the arrest.

Public Safety spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed that Loop is a state trooper.

KTUU reports that according to a newsletter on the troopers' Web site, Loop has served as a trooper for nearly seven years.

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