APD officer charged with operating under the influence
An Anchorage police officer was charged Saturday morning with operating under the influence.
According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department, 25-year-old officer Jeremy See was off-duty and driving his personal pickup truck on the Glenn Highway about 12:30 a.m. when an off-duty Alaska State Trooper saw him speeding and not staying in his lane. The trooper didn’t know a police officer was driving the truck.
The trooper stopped the truck at the North Eagle River exit and on-duty police arrived.
At first, See wouldn’t get out of his car when APD asked him to. After he did get out, he refused to take field sobriety tests. Based on what the trooper and officers saw, See was charged with operating under the influence.
At the Anchorage Jail, See’s blood alcohol level was found to be more than one-and-a-half times the legal limit, the release states.
“The Anchorage Police Department has very high standards for its officers both on and off duty, and this kind of behavior will not be tolerated,” APD Chief Justin Doll wrote in the release.
Police say See will be on paid administrative leave while the criminal and internal investigations are conducted.
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