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Woman seeks to have arrest scrubbed from records

By Associated Press 11:24 AM December 27, 2013

Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler says the arrest was proper.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A woman is suing the Municipality of Anchorage, claiming she was falsely arrested for drunken driving after she refused to give her phone number to a police officer.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://is.gd/LSuWNg) Nancy Means is seeking to have the municipality scrub any evidence of her arrest.

Officer David Burns saw a minivan with hazard lights flashing Nov. 25, 2011. He found Means and three passengers in the disabled minivan.

Burns said he smelled a slight odor of alcohol. He sought and received her license and insurance information, but she refused when he asked for her phone number.

Burns then arrested her for operating a vehicle under the influence. A later breath test listed her blood-alcohol level at .000.

City attorney Dennis Wheeler says the arrest was proper.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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