A 26-year-old Ketchikan man faces multiple charges, including vehicle theft, following his arrest on Tuesday.
According to the complaint filed in court by Ketchikan Police Department Officer Kevin Manabat, police received a call from Millar Street residents that they had heard a crash, and looked out the window in time to see a red vehicle speed up the street, then back down and hit a parked car.
When police arrived, they saw the vehicle still driving on Millar Street and then pull off to the side. According to the report, police found Zachary Stroud in the driver’s seat, slouched over the wheel and initially unresponsive.
The complaint filed in court states that Stroud told police that he had stolen the vehicle. Police say he didn’t have a valid driver’s license, and that he refused to perform field sobriety tests. Stroud did take a breath test, though, and police say it showed a breath alcohol concentration of .309.
According to Alaska law, driving with a breath alcohol content of .08 can lead to a charge of driving under the influence.
Stroud was charged with first-degree vehicle theft, a class C felony; along with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.