Armed Standoff on Chena Hot Springs Road Ends After 12 Hours
A man was arrested Saturday afternoon following a 12-hour standoff with Alaska State Troopers on Saturday at a home near 17 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road.
FAIRBANKS - A man was arrested Saturday afternoon following a 12-hour standoff with Alaska State Troopers on Saturday at a home near 17 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road.
Daniel A. Breuer, 34, was arraigned Sunday in District Court on three counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of evidence tampering.
Breuer is accused of pointing a handgun at troopers and barricading himself inside a trailer when troopers arrived to investigate a report of a domestic assault.
According to trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters, troopers showed up to talk to Breuer after he allegedly beat a woman at the trailer. Troopers contacted the woman after she drove her vehicle into a ditch on Hurst Road at approximately 10:17 p.m.
The woman, who troopers could tell had been assaulted, said Breuer beat and choked her, then told them where they could find Breuer.
Troopers showed up at the trailer about 1 a.m. to confront Breuer, who allegedly pointed a handgun at them before barricading himself inside, beginning a standoff that lasted approximately 12 hours.
The Northern Special Emergency Response Team responded to the standoff and was able to take Breuer into custody without incident about 1 p.m., according to Peters.
Breuer has an extensive criminal record that includes previous convictions for felony driving under the influence, felony drugs misconduct, assault and theft.
His latest confrontation with law enforcement authorities came in February 2009, when he was arrested for felony DUI after "playing chicken" with oncoming traffic on Chena Hot Springs Road while leading Fairbanks police on a chase.
A Fairbanks police officer reported that Breuer's vehicle almost struck his patrol car on the Steese Highway and that the vehicle ran a red light at the Steese and Johansen Expressway intersection, nearly hitting a school bus.
A second patrol car was called to the scene and caught Breuer's vehicle on Chena Hot Springs Road. At the time, Breuer's vehicle was traveling about 70 mph and driving down the middle of the roadway, forcing drivers in both lanes to take evasive action, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
When Breuer saw the patrol car behind him, he slowed down and looked back before speeding up again to allegedly drive directly into oncoming traffic.
Fairbanks police followed Breuer for several more miles before he drove off the roadway near the Little Chena River at approximately 12 Mile.
Breuer, who was wearing shorts and a sweatshirt, ran about 100 yards from the vehicle before an officer Tasered him and took him into custody.
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