Fort Yukon Magistrate acquitted of DUI.

After a day of trial proceedings and less than a day of deliberations, a jury panel has acquitted Fort Yukon Magistrate Demetrie "Dacho" Alexander on a DUI charge.

Trial in the case began Monday, and jurors rendered their decision a day later.

The case was heard before Fairbanks District Court Judge Ben Seekins.

On December 20, 2012, Alexander was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in the Yukon River community of 600 people.

Criminal charges of DUI and Refusing to take a Chemical Alcohol test followed on December 31.

The Fort Yukon police officer who arrested Alexander wrote in a criminal complaint that he saw the Magistrate's gray truck "being driven on the wrong side of the road."

While facing criminal prosecution, Alexander remained on the job, albeit in a limited capacity.

The Alaska Court System replaced  his criminal caseload with civil cases, his criminal case were subsequently transferred to Nenana.

Alexander is the only court employee in Fort Yukon.