One Man, One Week, Two DUIs


A Fairbanks man was arrested on drunken driving charges twice in one week last week.

Alaska State Troopers say they arrested 21–year–old Albert Baker for drunken driving on Monday.

He was out on bail Thursday when a Fairbanks police officer stopped him.

The officer reportedly suspected Baker was intoxicated and called another officer to assist.

As police were investigating, Baker allegedly took off in his Dodge Charger, traveling at speeds of more than 120 mph before the vehicle was stopped by spike strips.

Police say Baker ran from the car and was tackled by an Alaska State Trooper.

Besides the DUI, Baker was charged with resisting arrest, refusing to submit to a chemical test and failing stop at the direction of a peace officer.