Wasilla man accused of assaulting trooper
Alaska State Troopers arrested a Wasilla man late Friday night who they say assaulted an officer.
Around 10:30, troopers and University Police were called to Constitution Drive in Fairbanks on a report of a man under the influence of controlled substances.
Officers arrived and found the man, identified as 19-year-old Thomas Barbin, of Wasilla, in the roadway on Farmer's Loop Road.
AST says Barbin assaulted a trooper and was taken into custody.
Barbin is facing third- and fourth-degree assault on a police officer charges and troopers say controlled substances were a factor.
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