2 arrested after 'short pursuit', trooper assault
Alaska State Troopers say one of their officers was assaulted after two Soldotna men led them on a chase Saturday night.
Troopers responded to a reported drunk driver who was causing a disturbance at a residence off of Tote Road in Soldotna just after 9:30, according to troopers' online dispatch.
When troopers arrived, they saw 20-year-old Lance Tackett and 45-year-old William Tackett take off in a vehicle.
"AST attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle the Tackett's were occupying, but the vehicle failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued," troopers wrote. "Eventually, the pursuit ended when William Tackett exited the passenger seat and assaulted responding Alaska State Troopers."
William was arrested and charged with two counts of assault in the fourth-degree, DUI, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Lance was found a short time later at his residence and was arrested for DUI and failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the second-degree.
Both men were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and remanded for their crimes.
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