Fairbanks Woman Pins Boyfriend Between Cars, Charged with Assault
A Fairbanks woman faces a felony assault charge after her boyfriend got his leg stuck between two vehicles while trying to stop her from driving while drunk.
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks woman faces a felony assault charge after her boyfriend got his leg stuck between two vehicles while trying to stop her from driving while drunk.
Charlotte C. Rublee, 28, also has been charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, driving in violation of limitations placed on a license and unlawful contact. She remains incarcerated at Fairbanks Correctional Center.
Shortly before midnight Sunday, emergency medical technicians and Alaska State Troopers were called to a home in the 2300 block of Chena Pump Road shared by Rublee and her boyfriend.
They found the man, who was only identified by his initials in charging documents, with his leg trapped in a pickup truck door, which was stuck against another car.
EMTs were able to free the man by moving one of the vehicles. He was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment, but did not suffer any broken bones.
The man told troopers Rublee was drunk and attempted to leave their home in the truck. He entered the vehicle to try and stop her, striking her in the face. He was partially hanging from the truck at the time and was unable to avoid becoming stuck as the truck rolled toward the car.
With the man trapped, Rublee ran into the home, turned off all the lights, and locked the door, according to charging documents. The temperature was about 20 degrees below zero.
The man allowed troopers to enter the residence. They found Rublee, who they said smelled strongly of alcohol, sleeping or feigning sleep on a couch.
She was unable to explain why she left the man outside and accused him of lying, court documents allege.
Her breath-alcohol content was later found to be 0.224, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.
While being processed at trooper headquarters, she asked several times if she could call her boyfriend. She was told repeatedly she could not call him because she was charged with a crime of domestic violence, but she continued to try and call him from jail several times, according to charging documents.
Rublee has twice been convicted of reckless driving, and last year she was convicted of driving under the influence, resulting in a court order that she can only drive a vehicle if it is equipped with an ignition interlock device.
Troopers found no such device on the pickup truck she reportedly drove Sunday.
Contact staff writer Chris Freiberg at 459-7545.